Women and careers : issues and challenges / edited by Carol Wolfe Konek, Sally L. Kitch.
Konek, Carol.

Women and careers : issues and challenges / edited by Carol Wolfe Konek, Sally L. Kitch.

Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1994]


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Career women in perspective: The Wichita sample / Nancy McCarthy Snyder -- "We're all in this alone": Career women's attitudes toward feminism / Sally L. Kitch -- Choosing the high tech path: Career women and technology / Nancy A. Brooks -- Mentor: Career women and supervision / Brooke B. Collison -- Perceptions of equity: Career women and discrimination / Flo Hamrick -- Sharing home responsibilities: Women in dual-career marriages / Wayne Carlisle -- Career women and motherhood: Child care dilemmas and choices / Nancy McCarthy Snyder -- Career women's leisure: Challenges and realities / Marcia L. McCoy -- Is alcoholism the cost of equality?: Career women and alcohol / Elsie R. Shore -- Leadership or empowerment?: Reframing our questions / Carol Wolfe Konek -- The future of women and careers: Issues and challenges / Carol Wolfe Konek, Sally L. Kitch, and Elsie R. Shore.

Women face unique, gender-based issues solely because of their sex: sex and salary discrimination, child care, dual-career problems, maternity, and many more. Comprehensive and research-based, Women and Careers is an extensive study on the issues career women face. The authors first conducted a major survey, followed by a series of in-depth interviews, to discover how women themselves (rather than scholars and researchers) actually feel about the key issues surrounding their experiences in the workplace. The treatment stresses the positive message that women can succeed in the workplace despite having to overcome many obstacles, with a tone not of "poor me" but of "let's get it done." Konek and Kitch used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to discover what a large cross section of working women are really thinking and experiencing in the workplace
The first volume of its kind, Women and Careers is a must for scholars, students, and professionals in management and organization studies, gender studies, and the sociology of work and gender.

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Kitch, Sally.



Women -- Employment -- United States.
Women -- Employment -- United States -- Statistics.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women -- United States -- Attitudes.
Social surveys -- United States.
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MSU-Mitchell Memorial LibraryHD6095 .W672 1994BookCirculating Collection