Medicine as a Family-Friendly Profession?

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)


Over the past 3 decades, women have poured into the US labor force. Between 1970 and 2005, the percent of adult women working for pay increased from 43.3 to 59.3%. Women not only increased their participation in the labor force, they also increased their commitment to it. While 40% of employed women worked full-time year round in 1970, approximately 60% did so in 2004 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006).


Maternity Leave Female Physician Male Physician Resident Work Family Balance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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