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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices$
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Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195112757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.001.0001

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How Family Affects Career Success

How Family Affects Career Success

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(p.41) 3 How Family Affects Career Success
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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?
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Stewart D. Friedman

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0003

The majority of business professionals eventually get married and have children, which creates the task of achieving a significant integration of family life and career. It is seen that it can be tough to sustain a high level of involvement in both career and family — although it is possible. The emphasis in this chapter is on whether it's feasible to achieve career success if men and women are deeply involved with family — which has consequences for employers and employees alike. Here, we discover how family responsibilities affect our business professionals in the career domain. Women pay a heavy price, while men can actually benefit.

Keywords:   family, careers, success, employers, business professionals

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