For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work / Sarah Damaske.
By: Damaske, Sarah.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2011Description: xiii, 228 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199791507 (hardback : acid-free paper); 0199791503 (hardback : acid-free paper); 9780199791491 (paperback : acid-free paper); 019979149X (paperback : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Women -- Employment -- Economic aspects -- United States | Social classes -- Economic aspects -- United States | Women -- United States -- Economic conditions | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Work and family -- United StatesDDC classification: 331.40973
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -213) and index.
The need and choice myths -- The shape of women's work pathways -- A "major career woman" : how women develop early expectations about work -- Working steadily : good work and family support across classes -- Pulling back : divergent routes to similar pathways -- A life interrupted : cumulative disadvantages disrupt plans -- For the family : how women account for work decisions -- Having it all : egalitarian dreams deferred.
In the contentious debate about women and work, conventional wisdom holds that middle-class women can decide if they work, while working-class women need to work. Yet, even after the recent economic crisis, middle-class women are more likely to work than working-class women. Damaske deflates the myth that financial needs dictate if women work, revealing that financial resources make it easier for women to remain at work and not easier to leave it.