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Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives : Sociology and Economics - Toby L. Parcel

Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives

Sociology and Economics

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780202304830
Number Of Pages: 214

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Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives considers the effects of parental working conditions on children's cognition and social development. It also investigates how parental work affects the home environments that parents create for their children, and how these home environments influence the children directly. The theoretical underpinnings of the book draw from both sociology and economics; in addition, the authors make use of literature derived from developmental psychology. Theoretically eclectic, they rely on the personality and social structure framework developed by Melvin Kohn and his colleagues, on arguments regarding the importance of family social capital developed by James Coleman, as well as on ideas from Gary Becker's "new home economics" as guides to model specification.

The empirical basis for Parcel and Menaghan's study is a series of multivariate analyses using data drawn from the 1986 and 1988 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey's Child-Mother data set. This data set matches longitudinal data on mothers, derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, with data on the children of these mothers born as of 1986. Children aged 3 to 6 were given age-appropriate developmental assessments every two years in order to assess the influence of parental work on short-term changes in their cognition and social behavior. The authors also devote considerable attention to the effects of fathers' work and family structure on the well-being of their children.

Parcel and Menaghan's work brings evidence to bear on both the theoretical perspectives guiding the analyses and on current policy debates regarding the nexus of work and family.

Industry Reviews

-Parcel and Menaghan deserve credit for single-handedly broadening the scope of the debate on this important question. Their results will doubtless inform policy discussions and set a rich agenda for future research.-

--American Journal of Sociology

-This book is a must read by all family researchers and scholars interested in the work-family interface. Parcel and Menaghan set the agenda for theory and research over the next decade.-

--Journal of Marriage and Family

-Parcel and Menaghan present a much-needed analysis of the effects of parental employment (both mother's and father's) on children... Based on data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, Parcel and Menaghan assess the direct and indirect effects of parental employment on a variety of child and family characteristics, including the quality of home environment, child cognition, behavioral problems, and early child development... This study is an especially welcome addition to research and theory on work and family. Given the ongoing concern about the effects of maternal employment on children, this book also has much relevance to current public policy debates. Upper-division undergraduates and above.-

--S. K. Gallagher, Choice "Parcel and Menaghan deserve credit for single-handedly broadening the scope of the debate on this important question. Their results will doubtless inform policy discussions and set a rich agenda for future research."

--American Journal of Sociology

"This book is a must read by all family researchers and scholars interested in the work-family interface. Parcel and Menaghan set the agenda for theory and research over the next decade."

--Journal of Marriage and Family

"Parcel and Menaghan present a much-needed analysis of the effects of parental employment (both mother's and father's) on children... Based on data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, Parcel and Menaghan assess the direct and indirect effects of parental employment on a variety of child and family characteristics, including the quality of home environment, child cognition, behavioral problems, and early child development... This study is an especially welcome addition to research and theory on work and family. Given the ongoing concern about the effects of maternal employment on children, this book also has much relevance to current public policy debates. Upper-division undergraduates and above."

--S. K. Gallagher, Choice "Parcel and Menaghan deserve credit for single-handedly broadening the scope of the debate on this important question. Their results will doubtless inform policy discussions and set a rich agenda for future research."

--American Journal of Sociology

"This book is a must read by all family researchers and scholars interested in the work-family interface. Parcel and Menaghan set the agenda for theory and research over the next decade."

--Journal of Marriage and Family

"Parcel and Menaghan present a much-needed analysis of the effects of parental employment (both mother's and father's) on children... Based on data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, Parcel and Menaghan assess the direct and indirect effects of parental employment on a variety of child and family characteristics, including the quality of home environment, child cognition, behavioral problems, and early child development... This study is an especially welcome addition to research and theory on work and family. Given the ongoing concern about the effects of maternal employment on children, this book also has much relevance to current public policy debates. Upper-division undergraduates and above."

--S. K. Gallagher, Choice "Parcel and Menaghan present a much-needed analysis of the effects of parental employment (both mother's and father's) on children... Based on data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, Parcel and Menaghan assess the direct and indirect effects of parental employment on a variety of child and family characteristics, including the quality of home environment, child cognition, behavioral problems, and early child development... This study is an especially welcome addition to research and theory on work and family. Given the ongoing concern about the effects of maternal employment on children, this book also has much relevance to current public policy debates. Upper-division undergraduates and above."

--S. K. Gallagher, Choice

Acknowledgments
Foreword
How Do Parents' Jobs Affect Children's Lives?p. 1
Data, Samples, and Variablesp. 31
Parents' Jobs and Children's Home Environmentsp. 47
Parents' Jobs and Children's Cognitionp. 67
Parents' Jobs and Children's Behavior Problemsp. 87
Early Parental Work, Family Social Capital, and Early Childhood Outcomesp. 107
The Cumulative Effects of Work and Family Conditions on Cognitive and Social Outcomes: Early, Recent, and Current Effects Reconsideredp. 125
Conclusions: Work, Family, and Young Children's Livesp. 157
Appendix: Supplemental Child Care Arrangements: Determinants and Consequencesp. 179
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780202304830
ISBN-10: 0202304833
Series: Sociology and Economics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52

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