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Employment and Motherhood

  • By: Linda R. Ennis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Balancing motherhood with employment is a developmental challenge that is unique to each working mother. The experience of combining motherhood with employment is a co-coordinating process, which examines the impact of earlier and later experiences on working mothers' ability to bridge the two roles, which ultimately affects the emotional well-being of these mothers. As a result of these internalizations, working mothers think about combining motherhood with employment in particular ways. It is critical to examine the qualitative experience of working mothers in order to understand how the balancing of motherhood and employment operates. Research on the lived experience of working mothers, which includes how they think about balancing motherhood with working, how they manage the two, and the effect of their past and present experiences, ...

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