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Unpublished stories regarding career development during and after maternity leave: an analysis of employed mothers in Ireland

Lezhava, Kristine (2021) Unpublished stories regarding career development during and after maternity leave: an analysis of employed mothers in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Maternity safeguard is a vital aspect of job quality and gender equality. It is also required for the continuation of social reproduction and economic development. The afflatus of this dissertation is to scrutinise if women’s career development has deteriorated at any stage of Maternity Leave in Ireland. The mammoth existing literature and researches are headlining the challenges employed mothers might face on return to work.

Men maintain and enhance their occupations while women take on the primary responsibilities of home and child-rearing; as a result, women are underrepresented in senior executive positions in both Irish and international organisations.

The comprehensive objective of this paper is to dissect if there is a correlation between Maternity Leave and career progression with the focus on women, mainly the age range 30-45 years old, from heterogeneous industries in Ireland. This dissertation will tie in the literature to the subjects and pinpoint challenges that can compromise women's career
progression.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Careers
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 15:52
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 15:52
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5324

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