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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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What Have We Learned?

What Have We Learned?

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(p.121) 8. What Have We Learned?
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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/9780195112757.003.0008

Around half of the professionals being surveyed have very satisfying careers, more than seven in ten are highly satisfied with their family lives, and 53% feel very good about their personal growth and development. But the mix of career and family life doesn't necessarily translate into overall satisfaction for every group. For example, single-earner men are most pleased with their careers but least satisfied with their families. Dual-earner mothers are pretty much the reverse — satisfied with their families but not so much with their careers. Dual-earner fathers are reasonably contented with career and family.

Keywords:   careers, personal growth, development, single earners, dual earners, families, careers

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