Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Women and Employment: Housewives First, Career Women Second
by Clancy, Madelaine, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 44; 1568388
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigates women's future family and work expectations and anticipations. It uses data gathered from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), specifically from the Washington Post: DC-Region Moms Poll, April 2005 dataset. Focusing on women and their expectations for future family and work life, the study aspires to examine what motherhood has to offer women as well as how women experience employment. Regarding workplace suitability for women who are also mothers, it was hypothesized that attitudes in agreement with workplaces being set up to handle the needs of mothers would be higher for (1) white women than women of racial minority, (2) women who are currently married than women who are not currently married, (3) women who report that they have a paid job in addition to being a mother than women who report that they do not have a paid job in addition to being a mother, (4) women aged thirty through thirty-nine years than for women of other ages, and (5) women who have attended college than for women who have not attended college. The dependent variable is attitude about whether workplaces are set up to handle the needs of mothers; the independent variables are race, marriage status, paid job in addition to motherhood, age, and education level. My findings suggest that race and education level significantly predict one's attitudes about whether workplaces are set up to handle the needs of mothers. However, marital status, paid job in addition to motherhood, and age did not significantly predict one's attitudes about whether workplaces are set up to handle the needs of mothers. This study is consistent with previous research and suggests there are differences between individuals in terms of their future family and work expectations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Maatita, Florence
Commitee: Davis, Georgiann, Finkelstein, Marvin
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Employment, Mother, Suitability, Women, Workplace
Publication Number: 1568388
ISBN: 9781321310856
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