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The Myth and Destructiveness of Equal Opportunities The Continued Dominance of the Mothering Role

The Myth and Destructiveness of Equal Opportunities The Continued Dominance of the Mothering Role Uses data from a questionnaire given to 66 mothers of youngchildren a crosssection to examine the relation between womensexpectations and actual experience as they enter the job market inincreasing numbers and the idea of equal opportunities. The majority ofwomen undertook a greater share of childcare than their partnerirrespective of whether they worked and a majority wanted moreresponsibility. Suggests that the rhetoric of equal opportunities mayactually worsen the situation for women, who because of deepseatedattitudes about their mothering role, strive to fulfil a dual roleand give a lower priority and less time to work than is expectedof them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

The Myth and Destructiveness of Equal Opportunities The Continued Dominance of the Mothering Role

Personnel Review , Volume 21 (4): 11 – Apr 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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0048-3486
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10.1108/EUM0000000000808
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Abstract

Uses data from a questionnaire given to 66 mothers of youngchildren a crosssection to examine the relation between womensexpectations and actual experience as they enter the job market inincreasing numbers and the idea of equal opportunities. The majority ofwomen undertook a greater share of childcare than their partnerirrespective of whether they worked and a majority wanted moreresponsibility. Suggests that the rhetoric of equal opportunities mayactually worsen the situation for women, who because of deepseatedattitudes about their mothering role, strive to fulfil a dual roleand give a lower priority and less time to work than is expectedof them.

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Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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