This study of graduates of the University of Michigan Law School from the late 1970s reports on the differing ways that women and men have responded to the conflicting claims of work and family. It finds that women with children who have entered the profession have indeed continued to bear the principalr esponsibilitiesf or the care of children, but it alsof inds that these women, with all their burdens, are more satisfied with their careers and with the balance of their family and professional lives than other women and than men.
Chambers, David L. "Accommodation and Satisfaction: Women and Men Lawyers and the Balance of Work and Family." Law & Soc. Inquiry 14 (1989): 251-87.