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During the past fifty years, the situation of professional women has changed dramatically. Women have expanded their career aspirations. They are no longer confined to traditional female fields such as education or nursing. We have seen the integration of women into previously male dominated fields such as accounting, medicine, law, etc. Integration; however, does not necessarily mean acceptance and equality nor does it mean that the stress created by work-family conflict has been resolved. This paper will examine some of the issues that continue to plague women as they attempt to progress in their professional fields.


Originally published:

Jacobs, Pearl and Linda Schain. "Professional Women: The Continuing Struggle for Acceptance and Equality.” Journal of Academic and Business Ethics 1 (2009): 98-111.



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