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Motherhood and journalism? The conciliation of family and work life in Valencian daily press

By Natalia Papí-Gálvez


On the basis of biographical in-depth interviews with female journalists, we researched the issue of work-family relationship with regard to maternity. Work-family integration is a relevant study ambit from both a gender policy. The paper focuses on the daily press industry in eastern Spain. Results suggest both structural factors (e.g. working conditions, resources, age) and normative ones (e.g. stereotypes, organizational model, the meaning of motherhood) affect the decision to have children. Maternity is the result of a strategy of action on integration. These observations raise the debate about health, equality and productivity in the media industries

Topics: Reconciliation, Gender, Journalism, Policies, Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad
Publisher: Observatorio Galego dos Medios
Year: 2007
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