This book presents a challenge to feminist perspectives that see the glass ceiling as the exclusive domain of women's careers and work life. The authors address existing debates and extend them to include original empirical evidence from several US and UK comparative studies that look at the effect of caring for dependents (including care for children and elder care) upon the careers and aspirations of both men and women.

chapter 1|8 pages


part |48 pages

Part I Examining the area

part |38 pages

Part II Some empirical evidence

part |66 pages

Part III Implications

chapter 10|10 pages

Emerging issues

chapter 12|16 pages

Tensions for the companies

chapter 13|11 pages

Tensions for the state

chapter 14|15 pages