Managing the Maternal Body: A Comprehensive Review and Transdisciplinary Analysis

  title={Managing the Maternal Body: A Comprehensive Review and Transdisciplinary Analysis},
  author={Caroline Gatrell},
  journal={Health Economics eJournal},
This paper comprehensively reviews transdisciplinary and critical perspectives on the employed maternal (pregnant and post-birth) body in the context of management studies. It highlights the disparities between equal opportunities policies and everyday management practices in relation to pregnancy and new motherhood. In so doing, the review examines the contradictions between equal opportunities policies aimed at protecting pregnant and newly maternal employees and the discouraging treatment… 
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