Rotman's Gender & the Economy | April 20, 2015

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This study examines workers that deviate from the ideal worker image. Through interviews with consultants working at a global consulting firm, the author finds that those who reveal to their superiors their desire to achieve work-life balance are penalized, while those who obscure their efforts to achieve work-life balance (for example, through taking on local clients only, or working from home) face no such penalties. This pattern is gendered: women are more likely than men to reveal efforts to achieve work-life balance, and thus face greater penalties.

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