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The Changing Realities of Work and Family

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320 pages
Changing Realities of Work and Family is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities of work and family from academic, commercial, and political perspectives. The book
  • Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors, including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from industry; the leading attorney in discrimination against mothers and pregnant women; and outstanding academics from psychology, business, economics, and human relations
  • Examines work and family in the political arena, gay and lesbian workers, work and family as it relates to age, single mothers, and the role of culture and community
  • Includes original empirical articles written expressly for this work, in which the most current research on the field of work and family will be presented
  • Provides “real world” examples of the intersection of work and family in such fields as business, government, and the law
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Contents
List of Tables List of Figures
Introduction Amy MarcusNewhall Scripps College
Part I: Employment and Children: How Do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?
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Introduction Sherylle J. Tan Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Claremont McKenna College
The Myths and Realities of Maternal Employment Sherylle J. Tan Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Claremont McKenna College
The Upside of Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment: A Focus on Positive Family Adaptations, Home Environments, and Child Development in the Fullerton Longitudinal Study Adele Eskeles Gottfried and Allen W. Gottfried California State University, Northridge and California State University, Fullerton
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Work–Family Policies and the Avoidance of Bias Against Caregiving Robert Drago, Carol Colbeck, Carol Hollenshead and Beth Sullivan Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan
Part II: Culture, Age, and Sexual Orientation: How Does Society Deal with Diversity?
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Introduction Amy MarcusNewhall Scripps College
Community: The Critical Missing Link in Work–Family Research Rosalind Chait Barnett and Karen G. Gareis Brandeis University
Mothers’ Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors Amy MarcusNewhall, Bettina J. Casad, Judith LeMaster, Jennifer Peraza, and Nicole Silverman Scripps College, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Scripps College
Age, Work, and Family: Balancing Unique Challenges for the Twenty-First Century Jeanette N. Cleveland Pennsylvania State University
Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families M. V. Lee Badgett UCLA and University of Massachusetts Amherst
Part III: Work, Stress, and Health Linkages: How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?
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California Paid Family Leave: Is It Working for Caregivers? 159 Diane F. Halpern, Sherylle J. Tan, and Melissa Carsten Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University
Introduction Diane F. Halpern Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Claremont McKenna College
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Introduction Diane F. Halpern Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Claremont McKenna College
Part IV: Politics, Business, and the Legal System: What is the Effect of Work–Family Integration?
Work, Family, and Health: Work–Family Balance as a Protective Factor Against Stresses of Daily Life Joseph G. Grzywacz, Adam B. Butler, and David M. Almeida Wake Forest University School of Medicine, University of Northern Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University
Taking the Temperature of Family Life: Preliminary Results from an Observational Study Darby E. Saxbe and Rena L. Repetti University of California at Los Angeles
Politics, Motherhood, and Madame President Jane Swift Former Governor of Massachusetts
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Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Working Families Donna Klein President, Corporate Voices for Working Families
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Setting the Stage: Do Women Want it All? V. Sue Molina Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche
What Psychologists Need to Know About Family Responsibilities Discrimination Joan C. Williams University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Issues and Trends in Work–Family Integration Bettina J. Casad California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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