Is it becoming easier to be a working mother?

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Javornik, J. 2015. Is it becoming easier to be a working mother? The Conversation.
AuthorsJavornik, J.
Abstract

The recent decision by Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer to take “limited parental leave” once she gives birth to twins invoked a strong reaction about “proper” motherhood. What seems to have annoyed the public most is that she will take too little time off and says she will remain “dedicated to both [her] family and Yahoo”.

Mayer is breaking the social norm by managing her family and work as most male CEOs do: by leaving childcare to others. Although more companies are starting to offer shared parental leave, only a few CEO dads opt to care for children full time. But men are judged differently when it comes to parenthood.

JournalThe Conversation
Year2015
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Web address (URL)https://theconversation.com/is-it-becoming-easier-to-be-a-working-mother-46492
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Print08 Oct 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Apr 2017
FunderUK Commission for Employment and Skills
University Of Leeds
Commission for Employment and Skills
University Of Leeds
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