Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy / Edition 1

Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy / Edition 1

by Jody Heymann
     
 

In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders without simultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over a thousand… See more details below

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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders without simultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over a thousand in-depth interviews and survey data from more than 55,000 families spanning five continents, Jody Heymann's Forgotten Families presents the first truly global account of how the changing conditions of work affect us all. Rich in individual stories and deeply human, Forgotten Families proposes innovative and imaginative ideas for solving the problems of the truly belabored together as a global community.

About the Author:
Jody Heymann M.D., Ph.D., holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy at McGill University where she is the founding director of a university-wide Institute for Health and Social Policy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156591
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Dramatic Transformations
2. Who Cares for Preschool Children?
3. School-Age Children: Getting a Chance
4. Parents' Working Conditions and Children's Health
5. Economic and Gender Inequalities
6. Families that Work in Times of Crisis
7. Addressing the Burgeoning Problems
Appendices
Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

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