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Driven Women: The Twists and Turns of Childbirth on Women’s Career Choices. By: Maribeth L. Sarnecki December 4, 2006. Overview:. Introduction Literature Review Theory Method Findings Discussion. Thesis.

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driven women the twists and turns of childbirth on women s career choices

Driven Women: The Twists and Turns of Childbirth on Women’s Career Choices

By: Maribeth L. Sarnecki

December 4, 2006

overview
Overview:
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Theory
  • Method
  • Findings
  • Discussion
thesis
Thesis
  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the social choices of Saint Mary’s College Alumnae regarding career choices made after the birth of their first child.
literature review
Work Policy FMLA

US Congress (1993)

Ruhm (1997)

Klerman and Leibowitz (1999)

Gornich, Meyers and Ross (1996)

Attitudes and Choices

Edwards (2002)

Cerkanovich, Giordano, Groat, Pugh and Swineford (1997)

Hoffnung (2001)

Childcare

Gornich, Meyers and Ross (1996)

Kurts-Costes and Punghello (2000)

Roles after first birth

Klerman and Leibowitz (1999)

Gornich, Meyers and Ross (1996)

Vandenheuvel (1997)

Budig and England (2001)

Literature Review
feminist theory
Feminist Theory
  • Betty Friedan
    • The Problem that has no name (1963)
methods participants
Methods: Participants
  • 308 Saint Mary’s College Alumnae contacted form a list provided by the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Relations Office
  • Matched criteria of:
    • Graduated from Saint Mary’s College between the years of 1995 and 2005
    • Have given birth to at least one child since graduation
  • 85 responses (27%)
method procedures
Method: Procedures
  • Contacted 308 Saint Mary’s College Alumnae via email who graduated between the years of 1995 and 2005 and have given birth to atleast one child since graduation from a list provided by the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Relations Office
  • Online survey conducted at surveymonkey.com
  • Eight-five multiple choice and open-ended question
research question
Research Question
  • What Social Factors impact the career choice of Saint Mary’s College Alumnae after the birth of their first child?
findings maternity leave
Findings: Maternity Leave

12.5 weeks was the average amount of time taken off for maternity leave

discussion
Discussion
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Finances