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Families and Work : New Directions in the Twenty-First Century - Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen

Families and Work

New Directions in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780195112733
Number Of Pages: 336

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Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century provides an innovative framework for understanding the interface between family care and employment. It offers a detailed analysis of the needs and experiences of employed caregivers and examines the full range of employees' family care responsibilities, including the care of children, ill and disabled working-age adults, and the frail elderly. It also explores the impact of gender, race and ethnicity, and occupational roles in meeting multiple employment and family demands. Based on a critical review of research findings and conceptual approaches that have been used for understanding the integration of family care and work, this text examines the stress experienced by caregivers, the impact of multiple responsibilities, and the programs and benefits used to help alleviate conflicts between work and family. It also provides an in-depth look at the prevalence and types of care provided. A major focus of the book is the importance of forming an alliance among family, business, government, and the larger community to address the issues of work and family. The authors evaluate a variety of workplace programs, benefits, and policies that have been designed to support employees in meeting their work and family responsibilities. They outline new programs and public policies that are equitable to employees most in need and that respond effectively to the growing number of employed caregivers. Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century is an essential text for courses in social work and the health and human services, psychology, and sociology.

Preface Part One. Family and Work 1: Family Care and Work 2: Child Care and the Work Place 3: Adult Care and the Work Place Part Two. Theory and Research 4: Conceptual Perspectives on Family Care and Work 5: Research Model and Methodology Part Three. Employee Family-Care Responsibilities 6: Employees With Children: Findings 7: Employees With Adult-Care Responsibilities: Findings 8: A Family-Care Model 9: Impact of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Occupational Role Part Four. Family-Care Programs and Policies 10: Employer-Sponsored Work/Family Policies and Programs 11: Work and Family Public Policies Part Five. Work and Family: Entering the Twenty-First Century 12: Research Directions (with April Gilbert) 13: Conclusion Appendix Bibliography Author Index Subject Index

ISBN: 9780195112733
ISBN-10: 0195112733
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st August 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47

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