Work-Family Interference and Scientific Career Experience: The Case of Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Friday, 3 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW1.2.03 (Tower One)
Bernard Fusulier, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Pascal Barbier, University Paris 1 Sorbonne, Paris, France

Drawn on a survey with newly-parents-academic researchers, this article examines an original issue in the field of sociology of work : the impact of their family life on the way they manage and consider their work. It studies their perception of work at the crossroads of their family pattern (material resources, family expectations) and their work pattern (material and symbolic resources bestowed by their academic fields, career-paths). The proposal demonstrates how researchers’ work satisfaction must be understood as the result of the interference between these two spheres related to gender and social origin.