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Like Mother, Like Daughter?: How Career Women Influence Their Daughters' Ambition

Jill Armstrong


Does having a mother who is successful in her career benefit girls? Does it lead them to have higher aspirations for their own careers, and, if so, do those ambitions translate into career success? This book looks at these questions and more, using case studies of women who are at the tops of their fields and their daughters. What the book finds is that while many of the daughters end up following the same career path as their mothers, that can't be traced to explicit mentoring, which turns out to be rare. It traces that reluctance to what the author terms “quiet ambition”: a tendency for wome ... More

Keywords: mother, girls, career, ambitions, daughters, career path, aspiration, achievement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447334088
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447334088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Armstrong, author
University of Cambridge