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Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the past few decades the number of women entering graduate and professional schools has been going up and up, while the number of women reaching the top rung of the corporate and academic worlds has remained relatively stagnant. Why are so many women falling off the fast track?
In this timely book, Mary Ann Mason traces the career paths of the first generation of ambiti
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 18th 2007)
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Amanda
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was ok


There is a lot of data and her conclusions seem well-supported. I wish she would have focused less on college professors and more on other professions. There are other careers with "fast tracks" besides doctors, lawyers, and CEOs.
Ladan
Apr 20, 2009 added it
A lot of good data, but the book was strangely written, as if different chapters were by completely different authors who had access to the same data. As in, there's a lot of repetition and seemingly identical passages. Maybe some ghost writing by grad students of Dean Mason's? There are also a lot more typos than I would have expected. I think Maike Ingrid Philipsen's book does a better job of smoothly incorporating qualitative interviews and data into an enjoyable, informative read. All in all ...more
Erica
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's a good book that puts an important topic out there, although it focuses primarily on the white collar occupations. Potential readers should know that before reading. It is focused mostly on tenured professors, lawyers, and doctors. Generally these are the women are in a much better predicament than than their poorer counterparts.
Rebecca
Feb 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
another good book on topic of balancing family and careers.
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