Beyond the Mommy Track: The Influence of New-Concept Part-Time Work for Professional Women on Work and Family
job flexibility, part-time work, professional women, work-family, work/life
This study investigates how the option for new-concept part-time work influences the ability of mothers of preschool children working in professional occupations to successfully integrate work and family responsibilities while maintaining career opportunities. Data are from a subset of the 1996 IBM Work and Life Issues Survey in the United States (n = 687). Compared to their counterparts who worked full time, mothers who worked in these part-time positions reported significantly greater work-family balance and did not report significantly less career opportunity. The part-time group reported 47% fewer work hours and 41% lower income than the full-time group. These data support the notion that new-concept part-time work is a viable option to assist women in professional careers to successfully integrate their family career. Implications of these findings are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Hill, E. J., Martinson, V., Ferris, M., & Baker, R.Z. (2004). Beyond the mommy track: The influence of new-concept part-time work for professional women on work and family. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 25, 121-136 (Research Note). doi: 10.1023/B:JEEI.0000016726.06264.91
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hill, E. Jeffrey; Martinson, Vjollca Kadi; Ferris, Maria; and Baker, Robin Zenger, "Beyond the Mommy Track: The Influence of New-Concept Part-Time Work for Professional Women on Work and Family" (2004). All Faculty Publications. 2287.
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 25(1), Spring 2004 2004 Human Sciences Press, Inc.