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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pamela Stone Narrator: Pamela Cronin Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With insight and compassion, Pamela Stone shows convincingly that, far from representing a return to tradition, the decision of some women to relinquish high-powered careers is a reluctant and conflict-ridden response to the growing mismatch between privatized families and time-demanding jobs. By charting the institutional obstacles and cultural pressures that continue to leave even the most advantaged women facing impossible options, Opting Out? gets beneath the hype and offers the real story behind the misleading headlines.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ambica Rajagopal | 1/19/2014

    " sociological study of women (white, affluent, advanced degree) who have chosen to leave the workforce after a succcessful run... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Scott | 1/2/2014

    " As a former professional now staying home to be with my children, I very much enjoyed Stone's profiles of similar women in similar situations. I did not always agree with her analysis, but found it very gratifying to see women like myself studied in such a way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 12/11/2013

    " Kind of (really) frightening, actually. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rosemarie | 12/5/2013

    " Interesting to read. The women were in much higher positions than me but faced similar problems -- not everyone can just hire a nanny and call it a day! "

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