walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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"opt out" revolution broken down by advanced degree

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080822/7/3o0xi.html

Highlights: doctors are most likely to make part-time work, then lawyers, then business (of the three categories of advanced degrees considered -- academic track doesn't make an appearance that I noticed), and by business, MBA which is to say management.

A variety of contributing factors are considered: lack of support/role-models in management for working reasonable hours, people marry within their field which compounds the problem, less commitment to the career (people know what a doctor is; what a manager is is far less clear), less money/fewer years commited to the advanced degree, etc.

Shockingly good analysis; I doubt you'll see much of this mentioned elsewhere.

ETA: _Someone_ followed up with the author for more details:

http://blog.marketplace.nwsource.com/ninetothrive/2008/07/so_many_articles_and_studies.html
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