American Sociological Association

The Best Time to Have a Baby: Institutional Resources and Family Strategies Among Early Career Sociologists

July 2004
Authors: Roberta Spalter-Roth, Ivy Kennelly, William Erskine

Using data from ASA's 1998 Survey of Recent PhD Graduates in Sociology, this research brief examines the availability and use of resources and strategies during graduate school and their impact on the early career success of a cohort of PhD sociologists, asking the question "When is the best time to have a baby for women sociologists?"

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