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Is the career path that many women employees find themselves pursuing after they have given birth to a child. It expresses the view that many mothers experience discrimination at work and are given less challenging work and less scope for personal and career development. This may arise because managers believe that women with children have reduced commitment to paid work and to their employing organization. The effects of entering the mummy track are a reduction in lifetime earnings and the waste of human capital invested in working mothers. [See career and career block.]

Subjects: Human Resource Management.


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