It's about Time: Couples and Careers

It's about Time: Couples and Careers

by Phyllis Moen
     
 

How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world?It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples...See more details below

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How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world?It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801488375
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. 1Time Strategies
2Time Clocks: Work-Hour Strategies17
3Competing Clocks: Work and Leisure35
4Family Clocks: Timing Parenthood49
5Commuting Clocks: Journey to Work60
6Career Clocks: Forked Roads80
Pt. 2Strains, Successes, and Subjective Assessments
7Spillover101
8Well-Being122
9Success133
10Managing Households153
11Turning Points in Work Careers168
12Prioritizing Careers183
Pt. 3Community, Organizational, and Policy Contexts
13Sunday Morning Rush Hour203
14The New Technology Climate220
15Alternative Employment Arrangements242
16Moving toward Retirement259
17The Case of Same-Sex Couples275
18Institutionalizing Family-Friendly Policies288
19Work-Life Integration: Challenges and Organizational Responses310
Epilogue: Toward a Policy Agenda333
AppMethodological Notes on The Cornell Couples and Careers Study339
Notes365
References389
Contributors417
Index423

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