Hard Choices, Volume 4: How Women Decide about Work, Career and Motherhood
Kathleen Gerson (Author)
DescriptionHow 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.
University of California Press
March 17, 1986
5.98 X 0.83 X 9.18 inches | 1.13 pounds
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About the Author
Kathleen Gerson is Professor of Sociology, New York University.
"A scrupulously objective study of the way women make decisions about work . . . refreshing because she focuses on women as social actors, constructing their lives in response to a range of opportunities and restraints."--"Psychology Today