Pamela Stone and Meg Lovejoy - Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work — in conversation with Judith Warner

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In their groundbreaking Opting Out?, Stone, sociology professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at CUNY, and Lovejoy, a sociologist and senior research associate at Brandeis’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy, interviewed professional women to explore the real reasons women leave their careers to devote time to their families. Following-up with the same group a decade later, the authors’ new book documents the experience of women returning to the workplace. While most of these well-educated high-achievers spent the interim years as capable “supermoms,” they were shunted to lower-paying contingent positions, often in the disproportionally female non-profit sector, and denied both the salary and leadership opportunities more appropriate to their accomplishments and potential.


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ISBN: 9780520290808
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Published: University of California Press - October 15th, 2019

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