Definition of mommy track in English:

mommy track

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North American informal
An interrupted or delayed career path followed by women as the result of bringing up a family.
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  • 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.
  • The woman who defined the mommy track was a powerful professional; those that attacked her were less professional than she but more ideological.
  • Similarly, there's no question that there's an academic mommy track and that it has derailed many a promising career.


mommy tracker


mommy tracking

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  • Although the number of women in academia continues to rise, much of the increase has occurred in non-tenure-track positions and at nondoctoral institutions, partly because of ‘mommy tracking.’

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