Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century by Karen I. Fredriksen-GoldsenFamilies and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century by Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen

Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century

byKaren I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Andrew E. Scharlach

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century provides an innovative framework for understanding the interface between family care and employment. It offers a detailed analysis of the needs and experiences of employed caregivers and examines the full range of employees' familycare responsibilities, including the care of children, ill and disabled working-age adults, and the frail elderly. It also explores the impact of gender, race and ethnicity, and occupational roles in meeting multiple employment and family demands. Based on a critical review of research findings andconceptual approaches that have been used for understanding the integration of family care and work, this text examines the stress experienced by caregivers, the impact of multiple responsibilities, and the programs and benefits used to help alleviate conflicts between work and family. It alsoprovides an in-depth look at the prevalence and types of care provided. A major focus of the book is the importance of forming an alliance among family, business, government, and the larger community to address the issues of work and family. The authors evaluate a variety of workplace programs,benefits, and policies that have been designed to support employees in meeting their work and family responsibilities. They outline new programs and public policies that are equitable to employees most in need and that respond effectively to the growing number of employed caregivers. Families andWork: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century is an essential text for courses in social work and the health and human services, psychology, and sociology.
Karen I. Fredriksen is at University of Washington. Andrew E. Scharlach is at University of California at Berkeley.
Title:Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First CenturyFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart One. Family and Work1. Family Care and Work2. Child Care and the Work Place3. Adult Care and the Work PlacePart Two. Theory and Research4. Conceptual Perspectives on Family Care and Work5. Research Model and MethodologyPart Three. Employee Family-Care Responsibilities6. Employees With Children: Findings7. Employees With Adult-Care Responsibilities: Findings8. A Family-Care Model9. Impact of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Occupational RolePart Four. Family-Care Programs and Policies10. Employer-Sponsored Work/Family Policies and Programs11. Work and Family Public PoliciesPart Five. Work and Family: Entering the Twenty-First Century12. Research Directions (with April Gilbert)13. ConclusionAppendixBibliographyAuthor IndexSubject Index