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Author Armstrong, Jill, author

Title Like mother, like daughter? : how career women influence their daughters' ambition / Jill Armstrong
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents ""LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER?""; ""Contents""; ""List of figures""; ""Preface""; ""1. Mothers, daughters and careers""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Mothers as career mentors and role models?""; ""Generations""; ""Generations of gender progress at work""; ""Underrepresentation of women in senior roles""; ""Introducing successful career women and their daughters""; ""Outline of the rest of the book""; ""2. Well-mothered daughters?""; ""Chapter themes""; ""The world in which the mothersâ#x80;#x99; generation worked""; ""Work-life conflict and maternal guilt""; ""Gender identity, motherhood and work""
""Complexity of drivers of decisions about working hours""""Choosing a career with motherhood in mind""; ""â#x80;#x98;The best of both worldsâ#x80;#x99;""; ""Contemporary motherhood culture""; ""Conclusions""; ""7. Working motherhood across generations""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Historical, biographical and generational time""; ""Maternal time""; ""Work and time""; ""Daughters before children: the mothersâ#x80;#x99; influence over their daughterâ#x80;#x99;s work/family aspirations""; ""â#x80;#x98;Daughter mothersâ#x80;#x99;: the grandmothersâ#x80;#x99; influence over their work/family choices""; ""Gains and losses of contemporary motherhood""
""Daughters who disliked their mothers working hours â#x80;#x93; their explanation""""Daughters emulating their mothersâ#x80;#x99; working hours""; ""Conclusions""; ""4. Career choice: like mother, like daughter""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Standing on their mothersâ#x80;#x99; shoulders""; ""Educational attainment""; ""Role modelling the expectation of a career""; ""â#x80;#x9C;My mother was my main influenceâ#x80;#x9D;: how daughters characterise their mothersâ#x80;#x99; influence""; ""How mothers characterised their influence""; ""Other influences ""; ""Conclusions""; ""5. Quiet ambition""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Do women aim for the top?""
""Identities as mothers and workers""""Attitudes to managing motherhood and work""; ""Was there talk about the effect of working?""; ""Mothers on the effect of working on their daughters""; ""How mothers mitigated the effect of working""; ""Daughtersâ#x80;#x99; stories on the effect of working ""; ""Conclusions""; ""3. A backlash against the way their mothers worked?""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Women should work â#x80;#x93; but not too much""; ""Intergenerational transmission and working hours""; ""Working hours and stress in professional jobs""; ""Are mothersâ#x80;#x99; longer working hours detrimental to children?""
""The confidence gap becomes an ambition gap""""Workplace culture""; ""Womenâ#x80;#x99;s view of success""; ""Work talk""; ""How mothers talked about ambition and success""; ""How daughters talk about ambition and success""; ""Explaining quiet ambition""; ""Clear ambition""; ""The father factor ""; ""Conclusions""; ""6. Daughtersâ#x80;#x99; aspirations for working motherhood""; ""Chapter themes""; ""Gender identity and the anticipation of motherhood""; ""The notion of â#x80;#x98;choiceâ#x80;#x99; about working motherhood""; ""Contemporary cultural scripts of motherhood""
Summary Women are encouraged to believe that they can occupy top jobs in society by the example of other women thriving in their careers. This book shows that having a mother as a role model does not predict daughters progressing in their own careers. It offers a timely and original perspective on the debate about gender equality in leadership positions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Children of working mothers.
Mother and child.
Working mothers.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1447334094 (electronic bk.)
9781447334095 (electronic bk.)