The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editor(s): Amy Marcus-Newhall, Diane F. Halpern, Sherylle J. Tan

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272

About this Book

Changing Realities of Work and Family is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities of work and family from academic, commercial, and political perspectives. The book

  • Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors, including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from industry; the leading attorney in discrimination against mothers and pregnant women; and outstanding academics from psychology, business, economics, and human relations
  • Examines work and family in the political arena, gay and lesbian workers, work and family as it relates to age, single mothers, and the role of culture and community
  • Includes original empirical articles written expressly for this work, in which the most current research on the field of work and family will be presented
  • Provides "real world" examples of the intersection of work and family in such fields as business, government, and the law

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Employment and Children: How Do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?

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  2. Part II: Culture, Age, and Sexual Orientation: How Does Society Deal with Diversity?

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    2. Chapter 5

      Mothers' Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors (pages 85–107)

      Amy Marcus-Newhall, Bettina J. Casad, Judith Lemaster, Jennifer Peraza and Nicole Silverman

  3. Part III: Work, Stress, and Health Linkages: How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?

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  4. Part IV: Politics, Business, and the Legal System: What is the Effect of Work–Family Integration?

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