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The Changing Realities of Work and Family / Edition 1
     

The Changing Realities of Work and Family / Edition 1

by Amy Marcus-Newhall, Diane F. Halpern, Sherylle J. Tan
 

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ISBN-10: 1405163461

ISBN-13: 9781405163460

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Wiley

While both the nature of families and the composition of the workforce have gone through radical changes, few adjustments have been made so that work and family are aligned in ways that promote strong families and a strong economy. Changing Realities of Work and Family takes a multidisciplinary look at the topic of work and family, ultimately addressing four

Overview

While both the nature of families and the composition of the workforce have gone through radical changes, few adjustments have been made so that work and family are aligned in ways that promote strong families and a strong economy. Changing Realities of Work and Family takes a multidisciplinary look at the topic of work and family, ultimately addressing four primary questions: How do families and employers accommodate the demands of employment and children?; How does society deal with diversity and discrimination in areas such as age, community, and sexual orientation?; How does working and caring for families affect health?; and What is the effect of work-family integration in politics, business, and the legal system? These questions are addressed from a variety of perspectives and a diverse assortment of contributors, including a former Governor who gave birth to twins while in office; a distinguished legal professor and leading authority on workplace discrimination against mothers and pregnant women; a researcher whose work on parental stress includes videotaped interactions between parents and children as parents return home from work; and a consultant to corporations developing workplace flexibility with a particular focus on low-wage workers.

Comprised of original empirical articles written expressly for this work and “real world” examples and strategies for balancing the two, this book presents the most current research on the field of work and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405163460
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Blackwell/Claremont Applied Social Psychology Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     ix
List of Figures     xi
Introduction   Amy Marcus-Newhall     1
Employment and Children: How Do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?     3
Introduction   Sherylle J. Tan     4
The Myths and Realities of Maternal Employment   Sherylle J. Tan     9
The Upside of Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment: A Focus on Positive Family Adaptations, Home Environments, and Child Development in the Fullerton Longitudinal Study   Adele Eskeles Gottfried   Allen W. Gottfried     25
Work-Family Policies and the Avoidance of Bias Against Caregiving   Robert Drago   Carol Colbeck   Carol Hollenshead   Beth Sullivan     43
Culture, Age, and Sexual Orientation: How Does Society Deal with Diversity?     67
Introduction   Amy Marcus-Newhall     68
Community: The Critical Missing Link in Work-Family Research   Rosalind Chait Barnett   Karen G. Gareis     71
Mothers' Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors   Amy Marcus-Newhall   Bettina J. Casad   Judith LeMaster   Jennifer Peraza   Nicole Silverman     85
Age, Work, and Family: Balancing Unique Challenges for the Twenty-First Century   Jeanette N. Cleveland     108
Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families   M. V. Lee Badgett     140
Work, Stress, and Health Linkages: How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?     155
Introduction   Diane F. Halpern     156
California Paid Family Leave: Is It Working for Caregivers?   Diane F. Halpern   Sherylle J. Tan   Melissa Carsten     159
Taking the Temperature of Family Life: Preliminary Results from an Observational Study   Darby E. Saxbe   Rena L. Repetti     175
Work, Family, and Health: Work-Family Balance as a Protective Factor Against Stresses of Daily Life   Joseph G. Grzywacz   Adam B. Butler   David M. Almeida     194
Politics, Business, and the Legal System: What is the Effect of Work-Family Integration?     217
Introduction   Diane F. Halpern     218
Politics, Motherhood, and Madame President   Jane Swift     221
Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Working Families   Donna Klein     232
Setting the Stage: Do Women Want it All?   V. Sue Molina     245
What Psychologists Need to Know About Family Responsibilities Discrimination   Joan C. Williams     255
Issues and Trends in Work-Family Integration   Bettina J. Casad     277
Index     293

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