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The Career-Family Conundrum

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Speaker(s): Professor Claudia Goldin
Chair: Professor Steve Pischke

Recorded on 27 May 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

The talk concerns the challenges facing highly-educated young men and women who wish to have families while pursuing careers such as those in business, medicine, law, and academia. The long history of the career and family quest among college graduate women is explored, and relationships between demands in the labor market for workplace flexibility and the response by occupations, firms, and institutions are addressed.

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