Can we release the brake on the career re-entry of mothers? A UK perspective

Bader, Katharina and Blenkinsopp, John (2020) Can we release the brake on the career re-entry of mothers? A UK perspective. In: Career dynamics in a global world: Indian and Western perspectives. New Horizons in Organization Studies . Edwin Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 136-147. ISBN 9781789901498, 9781789901504

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While there are many reasons for career inequalities between men and women, becoming a mother is one of the most important life events affecting the career paths of women. In particular, decisions on whether, when and how mothers return to work have a significant influence on their later career development. Therefore, in this article, we review the literature regarding challenges and determinants of mothers’ return to work after a child-related career break. Subsequently, we compare the context of returning mothers in the UK and India and present the legal, infrastructural and cultural specificities of both countries to better understand the influence of context on decision making of mothers. Building on this, we turn toward mechanisms to reduce barriers of re-entry and provide recommendations how to support the transition of mothers back to work.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: return to work, career break, motherhood, context, UK, India
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 11:39
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:50

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