Career Track or Mommy Track: How Do Women Decide?

Sidle, Stuart D.
May 2011
Academy of Management Perspectives;May2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p77
Academic Journal
The article focuses on research into factors that influence the decision process concerning women leaving the workforce when starting a family. It states that data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth found that a husband's career influenced his wife's decision on exiting the labor force in interesting ways, with wives considering the percentage of total household income that would be lost if they left their job. It mentions that the total hours that the husband worked had a strong influence on decisions to leave the workforce with women with husbands working over 45 hours per week having a greater likelihood of leaving the workforce than women with husbands who worked between 35-45 hours per week.


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