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How Family Affects Career Success

Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

in Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?

Published in print July 2000 | ISBN: 9780195112757
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0003
How Family Affects Career Success

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The majority of business professionals eventually get married and have children, which creates the task of achieving a significant integration of family life and career. It is seen that it can be tough to sustain a high level of involvement in both career and family — although it is possible. The emphasis in this chapter is on whether it's feasible to achieve career success if men and women are deeply involved with family — which has consequences for employers and employees alike. Here, we discover how family responsibilities affect our business professionals in the career domain. Women pay a heavy price, while men can actually benefit.

Keywords: family; careers; success; employers; business professionals

Chapter.  5715 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business Strategy

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