Chapter 6. Age, Work, and Family: Balancing Unique Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall2,
  2. Diane F. Halpern3 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan3
  1. Jeanette N. Cleveland

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch6

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Cleveland, J. N. (2008) Age, Work, and Family: Balancing Unique Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Pennsylvania State 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:

  • age, work, and family - balancing unique challenges;
  • multiple perspectives in research on age and work–family issues;
  • increasing age associated with negative myths or stereotypes;
  • changes in visual, auditory, motor and physical abilities;
  • vision-related changes with increasing age;
  • changes in cognitive functions - improving and declining with increasing age;
  • translating age changes into work context;
  • direct and indirect age effects;
  • importance of relationships - spousal and kin support;
  • work–family conflict - impact on quality of work and family life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Multiple Perspectives in Research on Age and Work-Family Issues

  • What Are Documented Changes that Accompany Increasing Age?

  • Translating Age Changes into the Work Context

  • Translation of Age Changes into the Family Context

  • Linkages Among Work and Family as We Age

  • Age and Work-Family: Comparisons between Childcare and Eldercare

  • Conclusion and Recommendations

  • References