Work-Family Interface An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1452268789

ISBN-13: 9781452268781

Edition: 2014

Authors: Stephen A. Sweet

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Series Preface
Author Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Origins of Contemporary Work-Family Dilemmas
When Work Separated From Family: The Household Economy Transitions to the Industrial Economy
When Family and Work Were Defined as Separate Spheres: The Husband/Breadwinner-Wife/Homemaker Economy
Where We Are Now: Most Every Adult Should Work Outside the Home
Summary
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Project
Diversity of Work, Family, and Work-Family Arrangements
Diverse Values and Preferences
Diverse Employment
Industry/Occupation/Job Variation
Compensation
Work Availability and Schedules
Risk and Insecurity
Diverse Families
Kinship Structures
Caregiving Structures
Families in the Life Course
Summary
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Project
Individual and Family Frontiers: Personal Responses to Strained Schedules
Dominant Culture Metaphors of Connecting Work and Family
Work-Family Conflict, Spillover, and Segmentation
How People and Families Respond to Work-Family Conflict
Doing Without
Repace and Resequence
Coordination
Redefine Expectations
Summary
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Project
Employer Frontiers: Organizational Intransigence and Promising Practices
The Dual Agenda: Establishing Positive Outcomes for Families and Employers
Availability and Use of Employer-Provided Family-Responsive Policies and Practices
Process of Organizational Change: Moving From Awareness to Action
Rethinking the Scheduling of Work
Flexible Work in Multinational Organizations
Summary
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Project
Global Perspectives on the Work-Family Interface: International Comparative Analysis and Transnational Relationships
International Comparative Analysis of Work and Family Relationships
Intersections of Culture and Policy: National Approaches to Support Care Work
Family Leave
Financial Supports for Care Work
Entitlements That Help Facilitate Integration in the Paid Labor Force
Three Societal-Level Approaches to Reconciling Work-Family Strains
Emancipate Caregivers from the Need to Work Outside the Home
Emancipate Workers From Caregiving
Provide Dual Supports
Family Weil-Being in International Comparative Perspective
Transnational Concerns
Transnational Families
Summary
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Project
Work-Family Interface as a National Priority
What Governments Can Do
Making the Case and Understanding Resistance
Conclusion
Useful Concepts
Issues to Ponder
Mini Projects
Further Exploration
References
Index
About the Author
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