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An examination of the frequency of job interruptions and part-time work among a large sample of MBAs finds that such breaks in full-time employment are more likely among female than male MBAs. The most common reason given by both men and women for these interruptions is “could not find (suitable)Job” Only women are also Very likely to cite “family reasons” or “spouse transferred”. Regression results show that interruptions to full-time work because one “could not find (suitable) job” have a much more negative impact on later income than do interruptions for family-related reasons.