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Work and families

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Rozelle, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2001.
Series: Issues in society, v. 155.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do families juggle the increasing need to balance work and family responsibilities. How can flexible work practices and family-friendly workplaces ease the burden on working families? Does child care really affect a child's development in a positive or adverse way?
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 1876811641 9781876811648
OCLC Number: 51226229
Description: 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 --
Balancing Work and Family --
Working families with children --
Women with young children: participation in paid workforce --
Women bear the burnt of social change --
Australian families and the labour force --
Family-friendly workplace --
The reality versus the rhetoric of flexible work practices --
Should the workplace be more family friendly? --
Parental leave --
Rules go to work for mothers-to-be --
Pregnancy fact sheet --
Issues for working fathers --
Work not an enemy of happy families --
Ch. 2 --
The Child Care Debate --
Child care --
Child care arrangements --
Child care aggression link rejected --
Care for kids with greater quality time --
Informal childcare harms development --
Babysitter and gran get black marks in care study --
All care --
Debate joined on childcare options --
Quality care can't be bad for children --
Mother of all debates misses the salient point --
Ch. 3 --
Women, Work and Fertility --
Birth rate falls as career and motherhood clash --
When juggling's too hard, women drop motherhood --
Policy challenge in fertility decline --
Family policies help all of us --
A women's right to motherhood --
Old family models are unfit for our times --
Why women are right to think twice about kids --
Why a women's work is still never done --
Glossary --
Facts and figures --
Index --
Further Resources.
Series Title: Issues in society, v. 155.
Responsibility: editor Justin Healey.

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How do families juggle the increasing need to balance work and family responsibilities. How can flexible work practices and family-friendly workplaces ease the burden on working families? Does child care really affect a child's development in a positive or adverse way?

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