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Working mothers see penalties when they adjust work schedules after having children

Kmec, Julie A., O’Connor, Lindsey Trimble and Schieman, Scott (2014) Working mothers see penalties when they adjust work schedules after having children. LSE American Politics and Policy (03 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

President Obama’s State of the Union address last month recognized that working women—and men—should not face hardship for taking care of their family responsibilities. Recent research by sociologists, Julie A. Kmec, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor and Scott Schieman suggests that workplaces have a long way to go before realizing the President’s message. In new research, they find that working mothers perceive penalties—like feeling ignored and that they are given the worst tasks—when they adjust their work schedules after having children. They suggest that policies and practices that challenge societal assumptions about ideal work are a good starting place in attempts to realize President Obama’s call to give working parents a “break.”

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 15:35
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58815

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