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ERIC Number: EJ823987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Should I Stay at Home or Should I Go Back to Work? Workforce Reentry Influences on a Mother's Decision-Making Process
Ericksen, Kirsten S.; Jurgens, Jill C.; Garrett, Michael Tlanusta; Swedburg, Randy B.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v45 n4 p156 Dec 2008
The authors examine the literature pertaining to women's life transitions and the difficult decision-making process some women encounter when reentering the workforce after a period of staying at home with young children. On the basis of the unique challenges faced by this population, the authors created a conceptual framework (i.e., the Mother's Reentry Into the Workforce Conceptual Framework) to demonstrate this difficult decision-making process. The framework examines driving forces, filters, and outcomes specific to this population. Implications for employment counselors are shared. Group employment counseling is suggested as an ideal format to provide support to women during this transitional period. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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