ERIC Number: ED163187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Marriage and Children on Women's Work.
Buckley, John J.; Rowe, Brenda J. D.
A survey was conducted to analyze the effects of marriage and children on the work patterns of registered nurses in Maryland, with specific attention to these effects on work continuity and advancement and to which factors modify these effects. Questionnaires asking for complete work histories were mailed to a random sample of registered nurses in Maryland. Results indicated that work continuity and advancement were negatively affected by changes in family responsibilities, though less so than in previous years. Over two-thirds of the respondents interrupted their careers while rearing young children. The survey identified several factors which modified the effects of marriage and children on nurses' careers, including educational attainment, age at marriage, and certain background and personal characteristics. The more time and effort nurses had invested in educationally preparing for careers, the more likely they were to overcome the constraints of family responsibilities. (Introductory material discusses women's participation in the labor force, and a number of tables and references support the text.) (LMS)
Descriptors: Age, Career Development, Child Rearing, Educational Background, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females, Individual Characteristics, Labor Force, Marital Status, Nurses, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Social Influences, State Surveys
Bureau of Governmental Research, 1218 Social Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Computer Science Center.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Div. of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (New York, New York, August 31-September 3, 1978)