Hard Choices : How Women Decide About Work, Career and Motherhood
By: Gerson, Kathleen.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1986Description: 1 online resource (333 p.).ISBN: 9780520908130.Subject(s): Family size - United States - History | Family size -- United States -- History | Mothers - Employment - United States - History | Mothers -- Employment -- United States -- History | Mothers - United States - Social conditions | Mothers -- United States -- Social conditions | Women - Employment - United States - History | Women -- Employment -- United States -- History | Women - United States - Psychology | Women -- United States -- Psychology | Women - United States - Social conditions | Women -- United States -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hard Choices : How Women Decide About Work, Career and MotherhoodDDC classification: 305.4 LOC classification: HQ1420 .G47 1986HQ1420.G4Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Women''s Work and Family Decisions: The "Subtle Revolution" in Historical Perspective; Changing Work and Family Patterns; Cohorts and Social Change; Alternative Paths in Adult Development; 2 Explaining Women''s Behavior: A Theoretical Overview; The Structural Coercion Approach; The Voluntarist Approach; A Developmental Approach; 3 Baselines; Childhood Socialization; Starting Points; Ambivalence and Change; 4 Veering Away from Domesticity; Rising Work Aspirations and Family Ambivalence; Conclusion
5 Veering Toward DomesticityDeclining Work Aspirations and the Home as a Haven; Comparing Domestic and Nondomestic Groups; Stability and Change in Adulthood; Conclusion; 6 Homemaking Versus Childlessness; The Persistence of Domestic Patterns; Nondomestic Responses; Choosing to Stay Childless; 7 Combining Work and Motherhood; Reluctant Motherhood; Childlessness Versus Reluctant Motherhood; Domestic Versus Nondomestic Responses; 8 The Changing Contours of Women''s Place; Development, Choice, and Structured Alternatives; The Limits of Socialization, Personality, and Dominance Models
Work and Family Structures in TransitionConclusion; 9 The Politics of Parenthood; The Limits of Change and the Conflict Among Women; Gender Equality, Social Policy, and the Role of the State; Appendix A: Tables; Appendix B: Methodology; Appendix C: Sample Characteristics; Appendix D: Interview Schedule; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
How do women choose between work and family commitments? And what are the causes, limits, and consequences of the "subtle revolution" in women''s choices over the 1960s and 1970s? To answer these questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the experiences of a carefully selected group of middle-class and working-class women who were young adults in the 1970s. Their informative life histories reveal the emerging social forces in American society that have led today''s women to face several difficult choices.
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