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The time divide : work, family, and gender inequality

Author: Jerry A Jacobs; Kathleen Gerson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Family and public policy.
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In a panoramic study that draws on diverse sources, Jerry Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson explain why and how time pressures have emerged and what we can do to alleviate them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry A Jacobs; Kathleen Gerson
ISBN: 0674018397 9780674018396
OCLC Number: 62532957
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Trends in work, family, and leisure time --
1. Overworked Americans or the growth of leisure? --
2. Working time from the perspective of families --
pt. II. Integrating work and family life --
3. Do Americans feel overworked? --
4. How work spills over into life --
5. The structure and culture of work --
pt. III. Work, family, and social policy --
6. American workers in cross-national perspective / with Janet C. Gornick --
7. Bridging the time divide --
8. Where do we go from here? --
Appendix. Supplementary tables.
Series Title: Family and public policy.
Responsibility: Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson.

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In a panoramic study that draws on diverse sources, Jerry Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson explain why and how time pressures have emerged and what we can do to alleviate them.

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[A] major contribution to the sociological scholarship on work and family, in which Jerry Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson provide a critical review of the vast literature on time use, as well as their own Read more...

 
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