Dynamics of Being a ‘Good Employee’ and a ‘Good Mother’: Dilemmas of Professional Indian Working Women
22 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2013 Last revised: 7 Aug 2014
Date Written: June 5, 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the gender experiences of women at work emerging in the event of motherhood through an exploratory grounded incursion. Event of motherhood provides an interesting context for investigation of gender at work due to prevalence of arguments in research about the impact of increase in demands at home on the career motivation of women with younger kids. The impact of motherhood on the working of women is even more intense in the case of professional women as they have gained professional education to develop their career and motherhood raises questions even about their career motivation. This study by adopting a phenomenological lens for incursion discerns the disruptions and dilemmas that unravel the conflicts experienced by the professional working women caught between being a good employee and a good mother.
Keywords: Women-professionals, Motherhood, Workplace
JEL Classification: J24, J70, M12, M51
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