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Science  15 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5865, pp. 903-904
DOI: 10.1126/science.1153865

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Opting Out?. Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home. By Pamela Stone. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2007. 313 pp. $24.95, £14.95. ISBN 9780520244351.

Challenging media claims of a return to tradition, Stone offers a detailed consideration of the reasons why many professional women with children leave the workplace.