Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisited

Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisited

eBook - 2013
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The findings were announced at The New York Times auditorium with presentations by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the authors of the study and Founder and President of The Center for Work Life Policy, and Lisa Belkin, the author of the New York Times Magazine cover story 'The Opt-Out Revolution' which caused a media firestorm about time-outs from careers ('off-ramping') in 2003 and inspired the Center's first study of the trend in 2005. Since the recession, the study found, timeouts or 'off-ramping' from a career for childcare or other reasons have become increasingly unaffordable to women whose income has become increasingly important to family budgets. Getting back into the workforce after a timeout has become even more difficult. 73% percent of women trying to return to the workforce after a voluntary timeout for childcare or other reasons have trouble finding a job. Those who do return lose 16 percent of their earning power and over a quarter report a decrease in their management responsibilities and 22 percent had to step down to a lower job title. And many women can't sustain the increased hours at most jobs today when saddled with an uneven share of family childcare and household responsibilities. Unless companies facilitate off-ramping and on-ramping more effectively, women's earning power and promotion opportunities will never measure up to the linear, lock-step progression of male careers. And over the long term, companies will lose out on the valuable contributions of women, who represent 58% of the highly credentialed talent pool.
Publisher: [United States] : Rare Bird Books : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9780988745650
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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