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The work-family interface : an introductions

Author: Stephen A Sweet
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2014.
Series: Contemporary family perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While focused on the United States in respect to its target audience and emphasis, this title contains considerable international data that compares and contrasts social policies adopted in Europe and elsewhere. In so doing, it shows both the strengths and the limitations of the approaches used in the U.S.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sweet, Stephen A.
Work-family interface.
Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2014
(DLC) 2012038265
(OCoLC)810586733
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Sweet
ISBN: 9781483312255 1483312259
OCLC Number: 903244573
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Origins of Contemporary Work-Family Dilemmas --
When Work Separated From Family: The Household Economy Transitions to the Industrial Economy --
When Family and Work Were Defined as Separate Spheres: The Husband/Breadwinner-Wife/Homemaker Economy --
Where We Are Now: Most Every Adult Should Work Outside the Home --
Summary --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Project --
ch. 2 Diversity of Work, Family, and Work-Family Arrangements --
Diverse Values and Preferences --
Diverse Employment --
Industry/Occupation/Job Variation --
Compensation --
Work Availability and Schedules --
Risk and Insecurity --
Diverse Families --
Kinship Structures --
Caregiving Structures --
Families in the Life Course --
Summary --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Project --
ch. 3 Individual and Family Frontiers: Personal Responses to Strained Schedules --
Dominant Culture Metaphors of Connecting Work and Family. Note continued: Work-Family Conflict, Spillover, and Segmentation --
How People and Families Respond to Work-Family Conflict --
Doing Without --
Repace and Resequence --
Coordination --
Redefine Expectations --
Summary --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Project --
ch. 4 Employer Frontiers: Organizational Intransigence and Promising Practices --
The Dual Agenda: Establishing Positive Outcomes for Families and Employers --
Availability and Use of Employer-Provided Family-Responsive Policies and Practices --
Process of Organizational Change: Moving From Awareness to Action --
Rethinking the Scheduling of Work --
Flexible Work in Multinational Organizations --
Summary --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Project --
ch. 5 Global Perspectives on the Work-Family Interface: International Comparative Analysis and Transnational Relationships --
International Comparative Analysis of Work and Family Relationships. Note continued: Intersections of Culture and Policy: National Approaches to Support Care Work --
Family Leave --
Financial Supports for Care Work --
Entitlements That Help Facilitate Integration in the Paid Labor Force --
Three Societal-Level Approaches to Reconciling Work-Family Strains --
Approach 1 Emancipate Caregivers from the Need to Work Outside the Home --
Approach 2 Emancipate Workers From Caregiving --
Approach 3 Provide Dual Supports --
Family Well-Being in International Comparative Perspective --
Transnational Concerns --
Transnational Families --
Summary --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Project --
ch. 6 Work-Family Interface as a National Priority --
What Governments Can Do --
Making the Case and Understanding Resistance --
Conclusion --
Useful Concepts --
Issues to Ponder --
Mini Projects.
Series Title: Contemporary family perspectives.
Responsibility: Stephen Sweet.

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