Work and Family: Research Informing Policy

Work and Family: Research Informing Policy

By: Toby L. Parcel (editor), Daniel B. Cornfield (editor)Hardback

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The `juggling act' of work and family has become a significant focus of those interested in the social condition. This book looks at the varied ways time influences work and family processes and considers the social policy implications that inhere.

About Author

Daniel B. Cornfield (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. His research on labor movements, immigration, organizational careers, and social relations in workplaces and labor markets has appeared in over 40 articles and several books, has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, UN International Labor Office, Tennessee state government, and Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County, and has been translated into Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. A member of the the Sociological Research Association (national honorary society), he is the recipient of the 1993 Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award from Vanderbilt University and the 2000 Excellence in Education Award (Sociology) of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association). He was elected Chair of the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work of the American Sociological Association, and appointed Chair of the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, a member of the editorial boards of several U.S., Latin American, and European scholarly journals, and a member of NSF, NIH, and European Union grant review panels.

Contents

PART ONE: SETTING THE STAGE Work and Family in Women's Lives in the German Democratic Republic - H Trapp Public Opinion and Congressional Action on Work, Family and Gender - P Burstein and S Wierzbicki PART TWO: THE JUGGLING ACT Do Americans Feel Overworked? Comparing Ideal and Actual Working Time - J A Jacobs and K Gerson Nonstandard Employment Schedules among American Mothers - A G Cox and H B Presser The Relevance of the Marital Stature Effects of Public and Private Policies on Working after Childbirth - S Hofferth Returning to Work - J C Sandberg and D B Cornfield The Impact of Gender, Family and Work on Terminating a Family or Medical Leave PART THREE: LATER IN THE LIFE COURSE The Effects of Parental Work and Maternal Nonemployment on Children's Reading and Math Achievement - T L Parcel, R A Nickoll and M J Dufur Work-Family Orientations and Attainments in the Early Life Course - M K Johnson and J T Mortimer Transmission of Family Values, Work and Welfare among Poor Urban Black Women - R Iverson and N Farber

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761913078
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780761913078
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0761913076

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