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A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life

Author: Neil Gilbert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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"The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly contested. But as Neil Gilbert shows in this penetrating and provocative book, we haven't looked closely enough at how and why these questions are framed, or who benefits from the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilbert, Neil, 1940-
Mother's work.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608372693
Online version:
Gilbert, Neil, 1940-
Mother's work.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608544609
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gilbert
ISBN: 9780300119671 0300119674 9780300164619 0300164610
OCLC Number: 167500006
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The social context : motherhood in decline? --
Work and family : the choices women make --
Capitalism and motherhood : does it pay to have children? --
Feminist expectations : who suffers from the problem that has no name? --
How family friendly are family-friendly policies? --
Rethinking family policy.
Responsibility: Neil Gilbert.
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Focuses on the rise in childlessness, along with the outsourcing of family care and household production, which have helped to alter family life. This book examines how the choices women make are  Read more...

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"Gilbert offers a thought-provoking analysis and policy response to an issue of critical importance." Cheryl A./i>--Cheryl A. Hyde "Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare ""

 
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