Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy / Edition 1 by Jody Heymann | 9780195335248 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195335244

ISBN-13: 9780195335248

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195335248
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Dramatic Transformations     3
Who Cares for Preschool Children?     13
School-Age Children: Getting a Chance     45
Parents' Working Conditions and Children's Health     71
Economic and Gender Inequalities     113
Families That Work in Times of Crisis     143
Addressing the Burgeoning Problems     187
Appendixes     223
Notes     259
Index     295

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