Chapter 25. Work and Families

  1. Jacqueline Scott,
  2. Judith Treas and
  3. Martin Richards
  1. Shirley Dex

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch25

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

How to Cite

Dex, S. (2004) Work and Families, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (eds J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch25

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

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Keywords:

  • changing labor markets;
  • unemployment;
  • family finances;
  • working adolescent children;
  • unpaid family workers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • INTRODUCTION

  • Overview of Changing Labor Markets

  • Families’ Life Cycle of Involvement in the Labor Market

  • Balancing Paid and Unpaid Work and Care—The Family's Perspective

  • The Changing Organization of Work

  • The Influence of Paid Work on Family Life

  • Outcomes for children

  • Conclusions