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An interrupted or delayed career path followed by women as the result of bringing up a family.
- ‘Since the late '80s and the debut of ‘the mommy track,’ we have been subjected to these stories about mothers seeing the light and chucking it all for junior.’
- ‘That's not discrimination, or women paying a mommy tax for their mommy tracks, as feminists claim; it's simply a choice.’
- ‘Similarly, there's no question that there's an academic mommy track and that it has derailed many a promising career.’
- ‘There is a daddy track analogous to the so-called mommy track, says the author of Stay at Home Dads.’
- ‘Blaming the lack of family-friendly policies hardly resolves the dilemma: In European countries such as Sweden, family-friendly policies often keep women on the mommy track.’
- ‘Clearly, the percentages don't work out and this does not even account for the number of women who choose a mommy track to raise their families.’
- ‘In fact, racism and sexism may make us even more hesitant to trade the fast track for the mommy track, even temporarily.’
- ‘The woman who defined the mommy track was a powerful professional; those that attacked her were less professional than she but more ideological.’
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