The Careers of Professional Women: Commitment and Conflict


reviewed by Patricia M. Fannin - 1981

coverTitle: The Careers of Professional Women: Commitment and Conflict
Author(s): Alice M. Yohalem
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In 1966, Eli Ginzberg and his associates published Lifestyles of Educated Women, a survey of 311 women who pursued graduate studies at Columbia University between 1945 and 1951. Selection was limited to students in all of the graduate faculties and professional schools (except engineering and dentistry) who met three criteria: "Pursuit of education beyond college, demonstration of a high order of intellectual ability, and membership in a generation with markedly broadened options."1 The original data were collected in June 1963, and represented one of the earliest attempts since the advent of the women's movement to assess the nature of women's participation in the labor force; their commitment to the role of work in their lives; the relation of their marriage and family constellations to that work role; and their expectations, satisfactions, hopes, and frustrations. The researchers concluded that, despite the prevailing myth to the contrary, educated women do not lead... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 4, 1981, p. 689-693
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1019, Date Accessed: 4/17/2021 5:30:32 AM

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