Academic Research: Paid Research for Working Moms Study

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
All Ages

Hello! My name is Rumiko Akashi from Japan. I am currently studying mothers’ engagement in work. In this regard, I would like to ask for your participation in a two-hour long group interview (or an hour-long, one-on-one interview if your participation in a two-hour group interview is difficult). There are some slots open on Saturday, August 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the 2-hour group session and appointments for the one-on-one interviews. Interviews will take place either in Albany or Emeryville. Please email Barrie Quan at bqnd390 [at] as she will be helping coordinate the interviews. The statistical data indicates that the U.S. ratio of female legislators, senior officials and managers has achieved the top rank among industrialized countries, while that ratio is very low in Japan where 47% of women resign from their work when they have the first childbirth. Our country needs to learn from you. In this study, I would be grateful if you could share your experiences and views on the following items.  Your carrier paths  Work-life balance  Childcare while you are (were) in work  Effect of your engagement in work on your children  Life satisfaction  Resiliency  Plan for retirement life In token of my gratitude, $40 will be offered for your participation in the group interview ($25 for a one-on-one interview). The interview will be recorded, and research results will be presented in academic meetings and professional journals. However, your name will be kept anonymous. Please feel free to contact me for any questions. Thank you in advance. Respectfully yours, Rumiko Akashi Professor, Ph.D. Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Meiji Gakuin University Tokyo, Japan Email: rka [at]

Barrie Quan
bqnd390 [at]