Title

Combining Caregiving and Career: Experiences of Social Work Faculty

Publication Date

5-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article explores the findings from a survey of 75 social work faculty with doctoral degrees about the family and caregiving factors that affected their career decisions and experiences. Qualitative analyses indicated that both the women and the men had family- and caregiving-related concerns that pertained primarily to the regular care of children but also to the care of individuals with disabilities and of frail elders. Forty-seven percent of the participants described helpful family-related university policies, and 28% described institutional barriers to achieving their career goals. Suggestions for creating family-friendly institutions are presented.

Publication Title

Affilia

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

136

Last Page

152

DOI

10.1177/0886109905274547

Version

pre-print, post-print

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