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Employment and the Family: The Reconfiguration of Work and Family Life in Contemporary Societies (Paperback)
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Employment and the Family: The Reconfiguration of Work and Family Life in Contemporary Societies (Paperback)

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Paperback 252 Pages / Published: 23/03/2006
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Rates of employment amongst mothers of young children have risen rapidly in recent years. Attitudes to gender roles have changed, and both employers and governments have had to adjust to new realities. But some argue that recent changes in employment relations are making work more family 'unfriendly'. What are the real consequences of change? Rosemary Crompton explores the origins and background of this radical shift in the gendered division of labour. Topics covered include the changing attitudes to gender roles and family life, the gendered organisational context, and recent changes in employment relations and their impact on work-life articulation. A comparative analysis of Britain, France, Norway, Finland, the United States and Portugal provides an assessment of the varying impact of state policies, and the changing domestic division of labour. Crompton draws on original research and situates her findings within contemporary theoretical and empirical debates.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521600750
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 229 x 154 x 16 mm


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'A comparative analysis of the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Finland, the United States and Portugal provides an assessment of the varying impact of state policies, and the changing domestic division of labour.' International Social Security Review
'A useful, important and well-written study, sure to be of value to those interested in work-family issues and gender equality.' Work and Occupations
'...a critically engaging and theoretically rigorous read.' Sociology
'This book is a valuable companion for anyone wanting to know about the interactions between paid work and family life. Its highly readable style and pertinence to so many people's live mean that its audience will include interested lay people - as well as students, academics, researchers and policy makers.' British Journal of Industrial Relations
'... this is an important and useful book for students at different levels and disciplines, but also for a wider set of readers seeking deeper insights into how life is affected by contemporary developments in work and politics.' Acta Sociologica
"The main objective of this complex book is to examine the changes in the articulation between employment and the family in contemporary Western societies, together with its main consequences." - Evelyne Lapierre-Adamcyk, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online
"A useful, important and well-written study, sure to be of value to those interested in work-family issues and gender equality." - Work and Occupations
"...a critically engaging and theoretically rigorous read." - Sociology
"This book is a valuable companion for anyone wanting to know about the interactions between paid work and family life. Its highly readable style and pertinence to so many people's live mean that its audience will include interested lay people - as well as students, academics, researchers and policy makers." - British Journal of Industrial Relations

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