Does having a mother with a successful career benefit her daughters? Does it lead them to have higher aspirations for their own careers, and, if so, do those ambitions translate into career success? Like Mother, Like Daughter? looks at these questions and more, using case studies of women who are at the tops of their fields and their daughters. What Jill Armstrong finds is that while many of the daughters end up following the same career path as their mothers, that can’t be traced to explicit mentoring, which turns out to be rare. She traces that reluctance to what she terms “quiet ambition”: a tendency for women to downplay their aspirations and achievements.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jill Armstrong is a research associate at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents
List of figures
One Mothers, daughters and careers
Two Well-mothered daughters?
Three A backlash against the way their mothers worked?
Four Career choice: like mother, like daughter
Five Quiet ambition
Six Daughters’ aspirations for working motherhood
Seven Working motherhood across generations
Eight Partners in parenting
Nine Making working motherhood work
Appendix 1: Study design and method
Appendix 2: Table of participants