MBA = Mommy Track?
A new study of almost a thousand female Harvard undergrads found that 15 years later, if the woman was a business school graduate she was “more likely than doctors or lawyers to leave the workforce,” Reuters reported. According to the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business study, 28 percent of the grads who earned MBAs were at-home mothers, as compared to 6 percent of MDs. “Within in a field, we find that women who are in family-friendly environments are more likely to stay working,” one of the researchers said. (July 2008)