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The Second Tier

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

in Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In a sense, the second tier is a practical solution to the thorny problem of work–family balance. This chapter suggests that, for some women, it represents an ideal compromise: it allows them to ... More


The Australian empirical landscape of extended working lives: a gender perspective

Elizabeth Brooke

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyses the empirical landscape of older women's working lives, which is shaped by connected structural disadvantages constituted by neoliberal institutions. It initially explains the ... More


Putting sociology to work in the NHS

Jocelyn Cornwell and Mark Doidge

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, Jocelyn Cornwell is interviewed by Mark Doidge about the importance of sociology outside of academia. The interview charts her career trajectory and highlights how there was no real ... More


Social science which engages with the real world

Anthony Heath and Andrea Scott

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, Anthony Heath is interviewed by Andrea Scott about his life as a sociologist. He describes how he was drawn to sociology because it is concerned with ‘real world problems’, sparked ... More


Tales from the field: applied policy research and the sociological imagination

Carol McNaughton Nicholls

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Carol McNaughton Nicholls provides an outline of her career in sociology and shows how privileged she feels leading her research interests. The chapter offers a carefully deliberated advice section ... More


A career spent orbiting sociology

Eric Harrison

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter charts the career of Eric Harrison. It details how the author stumbled into sociology. Luck and the lack of a clear alternative opened up opportunities in sociological research. It also ... More


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