Is there a link between family structures and women's and men's managerial career advancement?

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of family structures on the managerial career advancement of managers and professionals using a longitudinal design (Time 1 n=3555; Time 2 n=2339). Family structures were found to predict managerial advancement for women and men and employment disruption for women only. Advancement in organizations was lower for childless single men and women, and for single fathers, than for other family structures. Greater managerial advancement was associated with being a traditional father, in the private sector, whereas mothers with employed spouses (posttraditional mothers) advanced in management as much as other women. The impact of family structures on male and female advancement was not affected by employment disruption but was moderated by employment sector. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-863
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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