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dc.contributor.authorYerkes, Mara A
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Bill
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorRose, Judy
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24T04:36:19Z
dc.date.available2018-01-24T04:36:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783317696361
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368318
dc.description.abstractMothers’ return to work following childbirth is widely recognized as a key stage in establishing employment arrangements that disadvantage them in the long run. This article investigates why mothers accept these unequal arrangements using data from a qualitative study of 109 Australian mothers. It focuses on mothers’ perceptions of the fairness and justice of the flexibility of arrangements they commonly enter into upon return to work. The article draws attention to the importance of different justice frameworks, distributive, procedural and interactional, in understanding women’s acceptance of gender inequality in paid work. The results indicate that most mothers view their workplace arrangements as fair, consistent with a distributive justice framework. Many women also place great importance on interactional justice, particularly in their experiences in negotiating flexibility. The article also identifies differences across employment type with women in jobs with career prospects more likely to invoke interactional justice frameworks than women in jobs with few career prospects.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom476
dc.relation.ispartofpageto491
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.titleAn unsettled bargain? Mothers' perceptions of justice and fairness in paid work
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
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gro.griffith.authorRose, Judy P.


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