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

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Mridul Maheshwari

Indian Institute of Management (IIMU), Udaipur

Date Written: June 5, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Maheshwari, Mridul, Dynamics of Being a ‘Good Employee’ and a ‘Good Mother’: Dilemmas of Professional Indian Working Women (June 5, 2014). Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Research Paper Series No. 2012-2171274. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2245414 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2245414

Mridul Maheshwari (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management (IIMU), Udaipur ( email )

Mohanlal Sukhadia University Campus
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
India

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