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Family Leave Policy: The Political Economy of Work and Family in America
     

Family Leave Policy: The Political Economy of Work and Family in America

by Steven K. Wisensale
 
Written in an accessible, case study format, this groundbreaking work explores the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of family leave policy in the United States, from its beginnings at the state level in the early 1980s, through the adoption of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and beyond to the present day. With a political economy

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Written in an accessible, case study format, this groundbreaking work explores the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of family leave policy in the United States, from its beginnings at the state level in the early 1980s, through the adoption of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and beyond to the present day. With a political economy perspective, the book identifies the major economic and social forces affecting both the family and the workplace. And drawing on original primary research, it examines how the political system has responded to this evolving issue with various policy initiatives.

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In a case-study format, Wisensale (public policy, U. of Connecticut) explores the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of family leave policy in the US, from its beginnings at the sate level in the early 1980s through the adoption of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to the present. He uses as political economy perspective to identify the major economic and social forces affecting both the family and the workplace, and to examine the political system's response to the issue. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765604965
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Issues in Work and Human Resources Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.04(d)

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