The Changing Realities of Work and Family / Edition 1

The Changing Realities of Work and Family / Edition 1

by Amy Marcus-Newhall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405163453

ISBN-13: 9781405163453

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Changing Realities of Work and Family is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities of work and family from academic, commercial, and political perspectives. The book
  • Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors, including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from industry; the leading

Overview

Changing Realities of Work and Family is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities of work and family from academic, commercial, and political perspectives. The book

  • Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors, including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from industry; the leading attorney in discrimination against mothers and pregnant women; and outstanding academics from psychology, business, economics, and human relations
  • Examines work and family in the political arena, gay and lesbian workers, work and family as it relates to age, single mothers, and the role of culture and community
  • Includes original empirical articles written expressly for this work, in which the most current research on the field of work and family will be presented
  • Provides “real world” examples of the intersection of work and family in such fields as business, government, and the law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405163453
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Blackwell/Claremont Applied Social Psychology Series, #1
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     ix
List of Figures     xi
Introduction   Amy Marcus-Newhall     1
Employment and Children: How Do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?     3
Introduction   Sherylle J. Tan     4
The Myths and Realities of Maternal Employment   Sherylle J. Tan     9
The Upside of Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment: A Focus on Positive Family Adaptations, Home Environments, and Child Development in the Fullerton Longitudinal Study   Adele Eskeles Gottfried   Allen W. Gottfried     25
Work-Family Policies and the Avoidance of Bias Against Caregiving   Robert Drago   Carol Colbeck   Carol Hollenshead   Beth Sullivan     43
Culture, Age, and Sexual Orientation: How Does Society Deal with Diversity?     67
Introduction   Amy Marcus-Newhall     68
Community: The Critical Missing Link in Work-Family Research   Rosalind Chait Barnett   Karen G. Gareis     71
Mothers' Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors   Amy Marcus-Newhall   Bettina J. Casad   Judith LeMaster   Jennifer Peraza   Nicole Silverman     85
Age, Work, and Family: Balancing Unique Challenges for the Twenty-First Century   Jeanette N. Cleveland     108
Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families   M. V. Lee Badgett     140
Work, Stress, and Health Linkages: How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?     155
Introduction   Diane F. Halpern     156
California Paid Family Leave: Is It Working for Caregivers?   Diane F. Halpern   Sherylle J. Tan   Melissa Carsten     159
Taking the Temperature of Family Life: Preliminary Results from an Observational Study   Darby E. Saxbe   Rena L. Repetti     175
Work, Family, and Health: Work-Family Balance as a Protective Factor Against Stresses of Daily Life   Joseph G. Grzywacz   Adam B. Butler   David M. Almeida     194
Politics, Business, and the Legal System: What is the Effect of Work-Family Integration?     217
Introduction   Diane F. Halpern     218
Politics, Motherhood, and Madame President   Jane Swift     221
Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Working Families   Donna Klein     232
Setting the Stage: Do Women Want it All?   V. Sue Molina     245
What Psychologists Need to Know About Family Responsibilities Discrimination   Joan C. Williams     255
Issues and Trends in Work-Family Integration   Bettina J. Casad     277
Index     293

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