Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home
"The New York Times Magazine" recently portrayed women
who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as
"opting out." But, are high-achieving professional women
really choosing to abandon their careers in order to return home?
This study tackles this issue from the perspective of the women
"A highly worthwhile book."--American Journal of Sociology / Ajs
Pamela Stone is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Dream Team 2. Family Matters 3. Home Alone 4. Gilded Cages 5. The Choice Gap 6. Half Full, Half Empty 7. Mothers of Re Invention 8. Cocooning: The Drift to Domesticity 9. Dreams and Visions: Getting There Appendix: Study Methodology Notes References Index