Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home / Edition 1

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"Working Families is a pioneering study by scholars of great capability and insight. This book is a gold mine of observations and information about new approaches to the study of work and family."-Arlene Daniels, co-editor of The Most Difficult Revolution

Author Biography: Rosanna Hertz is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wellesley College and author of More Equal Than Others (California, 1990). Nancy L. Marshall is Senior Research Scientist at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520226494
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 399
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosanna Hertz is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wellesley College and author of More Equal Than Others (California, 1990). Nancy L. Marshall is Senior Research Scientist at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Rise of the Dual-Earner Family, 1963-1997 23
2 Gendered Careers: A Life-Course Perspective 42
3 Getting Younger While Getting Older: Family-Building at Midlife 58
4 Men's Family Work: Child-Centered Fathering and the Sharing of Domestic Labor 72
5 Family-Responsive Benefits and the Two-Tiered Labor Market 103
6 How Are Small Business Responding to Work and Family Issues? 131
7 Part-Time Work Arrangements and the Corporation: A Dynamic Interaction 152
8 Toward a New View of Work and Family Life 168
9 Work, Family, and Globalization: Broadening the Scope of Policy Analysis 187
10 Changing the Structure and Culture of Work: Work and Family Conflict, Work Flexibility, and Gender Equity in the Modern Workplace 207
11 Workplace Policies and the Psychological Well-Being of First-Time Parents: The Case of Working-Class Families 227
12 Work, Family, and Gender in Medicine: How Do Dual-Earners Decide Who Should Work Less? 251
13 From Baby-sisters to Child Care Providers: The Development of a Feminist Consciousness in Family Day Care Workers 270
14 Children, Work, and Family: Some Thoughts on "Mother-Blame" 293
15 The Kinderdult: The New Child Born to Conflict between Work and Family 304
16 Passing between the Worlds of Maid and Mistress: The Life of a Mexican Maid's Daughter 323
17 Eavesdropping Children, Adult Deals, and Cultures of Care 340
18 Pick-up Time at Oakdale Elementary School: Work and Family from the Vantage Points of Children 354
Contributors 377
Index 383
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