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Mothers on the Fast TrackHow a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers$
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Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182675

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.001.0001

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The Second Tier

The Second Tier

Chapter:
(p.67) 5 The Second Tier
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Mothers on the Fast Track
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Mary Ann Mason

Eve Mason Ekman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0005

In a sense, the second tier is a practical solution to the thorny problem of work–family balance. This chapter suggests that, for some women, it represents an ideal compromise: it allows them to remain involved in professional life while escaping the stress of balancing upward mobility against the demands of family life. In order for women to have a true choice in their career trajectory, the second tier should be elective and should include opportunities to return to the fast track. The chapter also examines second-tier options in medicine, law practice, university lecturing, and other flexible part-time tracks.

Keywords:   medicine, work–family balance, second tier, career trajectory, professional women, law practice

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