Chapter 4. Community: The Critical Missing Link in Work–Family Research

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall2,
  2. Diane F. Halpern3 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan3
  1. Rosalind Chait Barnett and
  2. Karen G. Gareis

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch4

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Barnett, R. C. and Gareis, K. G. (2008) Community: The Critical Missing Link in Work–Family Research, in The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern and S. J. Tan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 3

    Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, USA

Author Information

  1. Brandeis University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

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Keywords:

  • culture, age, and sexual orientation - how society deals with diversity;
  • community as critical missing link in work-family research;
  • race and socioeconomic status (SES) influencing work-family experience;
  • workplace issues encountered by gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) people;
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) services;
  • community resources - key to well-being of resident families;
  • two-earner family - modal American family;
  • workers and families in communities and lives structured by resources available;
  • “community” in work–family thought;
  • Family Schedule Coordination Study

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Family Structure and Community Life

  • Theoretical Background

  • The Family Schedule Coordination Study

  • Conclusions

  • Directions for Future Research

  • Appendix: Community Resource Fit Measure

  • References