Balancing Profession and Family: A Survey of Female Library Professionals with Children

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More women are delaying having children until they complete their university education. Due to this, there are more women with young children working and more women of childbearing age in the workforce than at any other time. In this study, we investigate whether female library professionals delay career opportunities based on family planning or managing childcare. By investigating questions related to female library professionals’ pursuit of career opportunities based on the age of their children, the study shows the connection between perceived barriers and competing obligations that women contend with during the most professionally productive years of their lives.

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2022-11-18

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