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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: Northampton, Mass. : E. Elgar, ©2006.
Series: Globalization and welfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family structures and widening social divisions. This book explores how macro-level changes affect the micro organisation of daily life, with reference to working patterns and gender division in Northern and Western Europe and the United States."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Perrons
ISBN: 1845420209 9781845420208 9781847204974 184720497X
OCLC Number: 60557539
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : work, life and times in the new economy / Diane Perrons, Linda McDowell, Colette Fagan, Kath Ray and Kevin Ward --
2. Work intensification in the UK / Brendan Burchell --
3. Employment in a 24/7 economy : challenges for the family / Harriet B. Presser --
4. Enterprising women : remaking gendered networks on Wall Street in the new economy / Melissa Fisher --
5. The French 35-hour working law and the work-life balance of parents : friend or foe? / Jeanne Fagnani and Marie Therese Letablier --
6. Economic crisis and the sustainability of the dual-earner, dual-carer model / Anita Nyberg --
7. Class, gender and work-life articulation / Rosemary Crompton and Michaela Brockmann --
8. Mothers' work-life balance : individualized preferences or cultural construction? / Simon Duncan --
9. Care politics for fathers in a flexible time culture / Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande --
10. Individualization and 'identity-risks' in dual-career households / Irene Hardill and Joost van Loon --
11. E-enabled active welfare : creating the context for work-life balance / Sarah Walsh, Susan Baines and James Cornford --
12. Local time policies in Europe / Jean-Yves Boulin --
13. Developing positive flexibility for employees : thte British trade union approach / Jo Morris and Jane Pillinger --
14. Promoting equality in the private and public sectors / Teresa Rees --
15. 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 Rosenberg --
16. Conclusion : work, life and time in the new economy / Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray and Kevin Ward.
Series Title: Globalization and welfare.
Responsibility: edited by Diane Perrons [and others].
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