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Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Zoe Young


What's it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly? Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women's work and family lives in a year of working flexibly. The private labours of going part-time, job sharing, and home working are brought to life with vivid personal stories. Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, the book explores contemporary motherhood, work–life balance, emotional work in families, couples and housework, maternity transitions, interactions with employers, work design and workplace cultures, and employment polici ... More

Keywords: Mother, flexible working, family life, part-time work, job sharing, home working, motherhood, work–life balance, workplace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781529202021
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoe Young, author