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Women Librarians' and managers' Experiences in Combining Work and Family

Frieze, Irene Hanson and Olson, Josephine E and Detlefsen, Ellen G (1988) Women Librarians' and managers' Experiences in Combining Work and Family. Technical Report. School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Are women in a female-dominated profession (librarians) more successfully able to combine work and family obligations than women in a male-dominated profession (business managers)? To explore this question, a comparison was made between the marital status and number of children of 447 women managers and 557 women librarians.It was expected that the librarians would marry earlier and have more often married and after controlling for age, there were no differences in number of children. Librarians were marginally less likely to have been unemployed, and more often worked part time. But the reasons in both groups were often lack of work rather than a choice made for family reasons. Librarians salaries were much less. Other analyses assessed the determinants of income for the two groups of women. The negative impact of not working full time was minimal for both groups.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Frieze, Irene Hanson
Olson, Josephine E
Detlefsen, Ellen Gellen@pitt.eduELLEN
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: 1988
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department: School of Library and Information Science
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
University of Pittsburgh Series: iSchool Research Report Series
Other ID: LIS015/LS88001
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 17:29
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03


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