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Like Mother, Like Daughter?How Career Women Influence Their Daughters' Ambition$
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Jill Armstrong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334088

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334088.001.0001

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Working motherhood across generations

Working motherhood across generations

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(p.137) Seven Working motherhood across generations
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Like Mother, Like Daughter?
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Jill Armstrong

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334088.003.0007

This chapter examines the influence the generations of mothers and grandmothers have upon their daughters' views about combining work with motherhood. It explores the continuities and discontinuities in intergenerational transmission of attitudes about work and hours of work through the lens of differences in historical, biographical and maternal time. Almost all the daughters and ‘daughter mothers’ intend to emulate, or are emulating, their mothers in continuing to work after motherhood. Moreover, many conversations take place about working motherhood between the grandmothers and ‘daughter mothers’, because female generations become closer when the generational chain acquires another link. This is a moment in the biographies of the daughters when they are most receptive to their mothers' influence. The chapter then addresses why the grandmothers encourage or discourage commitment to work.

Keywords:   mothers, grandmothers, daughters, motherhood, work, work hours, female generations, work commitment, working motherhood

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