Sex Roles (2012) 67:125–126 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0127-5 BOOK REVIEW What is and What Should Be: Bridging the Gap Between Hopes and Realities Among a Sample of Young Women Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers: A Lifespan Perspective. By Cherlyn Skromme Granrose, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2010. 195 pp. $99.95 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1-84720-354-0 Susan Cody Published online: 25 February 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers: A Lifespan while in college; and then 10 and 20 years following their Perspective is an interesting addition to the growing and graduation. The final analysis consists of in-depth interviews, evolving body of scholarship focusing on the intersection of conducted during the last wave of the study. A basic demo- work and family among mothers. The author provides a graphic profile of the participants at each leg of the study is thorough backdrop for the current study, taking the reader provided. through the mixed terrain of childbearing and employment While not marketed as such, readers may find that the book patterns from 1980 to 2006. The information, while familiar to has an ethnographic appeal to it—sure to be appreciated by scholars in family sociology, will be useful to those outside
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