Organized into seven parts, this text:
*provides an overview of changes in work and family time and time use;
*dedicates a section focusing specifically on employers and workplaces;
*explores disciplinary perspectives on work, family, health, and well-being;
*focuses on the most studied work and family nexus, the interrelationship between parental employment, especially maternal employment and the child's well-being;
*examines gender differences in the division of labor, the effect of marriage on health, the shifting nature of care-giving throughout life, and the role of work on various health and well-being outcomes;
*explores occupational health literature; and
*focuses on the unique work-family issues faced by low-income families and workers in low-wage jobs.
This book appeals to anyone in the fields of psychology, sociology, family studies, demographics, economics, anthropology, and social work.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
"This book is an ambitious collection of 31 chapters relating to modern work and family issues...the collection was detailed...very strong and enlightening chapters."
"This is a most informative book....It is a book that needs to be read by far more people than will read it. All counselors, especially those working with middle-class and lower clients, would benefit from knowing the material contained within the book. It would serve well as a supplemental text for a family study course....consider it a must read for those teaching an introductory course on the family....a book on work and family that is of such a high quality."
-The Family Journal
"The sheer heft of the resulting volume...inspires hope of at least some information and analysis. In the book's final chapter, the editors provide a brief summary and a call for further, and explicitly interdisciplinary, research. This book is a valuable contribution..."
-Industrial and Labor Relations Review
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