ERIC Number: ED318383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Hidden Passages to Success in the Academic Labor Market.
Muller, Carol B.
The paper considers new career patterns that may be developing for individuals in the academic profession. Data were collected from 293 men and women doctoral recipients in the years 1963-65 and 1970-72 in nine fields from three prestigious universities. The relationship between academic careers and family responsibilities from the time respondents received their degrees until 1983 were analyzed. Findings showed more flexibility within individual academic career patterns than previously noted in the literature. Some scholars used "hidden passages" to cope with some of the family pressures exerted on academic careers. Such coping mechanisms involved using such accepted academic opportunities as postdoctoral, visiting, or temporary appointments; research leave; part-time work; and delayed tenure review to accommodate individuals' parental roles in conjunction with academic careers. Includes 26 references. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).