- A new research paper published by the American Sociological Association suggests that women in sociology who have children are more likely to experience high productivity and achieve ideal careers than women with no children.
- Roberta Spalter-Roth, who co-authored the paper, "Mothers in Pursuit of Ideal Academic Careers," thinks the findings may help mothers to gain more recognition as serious scholars among their peers.
- The research also found that only about 35% of mothers in tenured jobs took advantage of work-family options such as unpaid family leave.
From the article:
Conventional wisdom has it that mothers in academic careers have a tougher time than women without children in winning tenure.
Now, a new research paper called “Mothers in Pursuit of Ideal Academic Careers” published by the American Sociological Association has found otherwise. ...