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Gender divisions and working time in the new economy : changing patterns of work, care and public policy in Europe and North America

Author: Diane Perrons
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2007.
Series: Globalization and welfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family stuctures and widening social divisions. The contributors to this volume explore how these macro-level changes affect the micro-level organisation of daily life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Perrons
ISBN: 9781847204974 184720497X
OCLC Number: 124026512
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: 1. Introduction: Work, Life and Time in the New Economy Diane Perrons, Linda McDowell, Colette Fagan, Kath Ray and Kevin WardPart I: Social and Spatial Divisions and Work-Life Management in the New Economy 2. Work Intensification in the UK Brendan Burchell3. Employment in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for the Family Harriet B. Presser4. Enterprising Women: Remaking Gendered Networks on Wall Street in the New Economy Melissa FisherPart II: Work, Time and the Work-Life Balance 5. The French 35-Hour Working Law and the Work-Life Balance of Parents: Friend or Foe? Jeanne Fagnani and Marie Therese Letablier6. Economic Crisis and the Sustainability of the Dual-Earner, Dual-Carer ModelAnita Nyberg7. Class, Gender and Work-Life Articulation Rosemary Crompton and Michaela BrockmannPart III: Work, Life and the Household 8. Mothers' Work-Life Balance: Individualized Preferences or Cultural Construction? Simon Duncan9. Care Politics for Fathers in a Flexible Time Culture Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande10. Individualization and `Identity-Risks' in Dual-Career Households Irene Hardill and Joost van LoonPart IV: Work, Time and Urban Services 11. E-enabled Active Welfare: Creating the Context for Work-Life Balance Sarah Walsh, Susan Baines and James Cornford12. Local Time Policies in Europe Jean-Yves Boulin13. Developing Positive Flexibility for Employees: The British Trade Union Approach Jo Morris and Jane PillingerPart V: Equality Policies in the New Economy 14. Promoting Equality in the Private and Public Sectors Teresa Rees15. Equal Opportunity and Unwarranted Pay Differences. A Case Study of Gender-Related Pay Differences in a Knowledge-based Society Lena Gonas, Ann Bergman and Kerstin Rosenberg16. Conclusion: Work, Life and Time in the New EconomyDiane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray and Kevin WardBibliography Index
Series Title: Globalization and welfare.
Responsibility: edited by Diane Perrons [and others].

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