Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the…

Paperback | May 28, 2008

byJody Heymann

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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders withoutsimultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over a thousand in-depth interviews and survey data from more than 55,000 families spanning five continents, Jody Heymann's Forgotten Families presents the first truly global account of how the changing conditions of work affect us all. Richin individual stories and deeply human, Forgotten Families proposes innovative and imaginative ideas for solving the problems of the truly belabored together as a global community.

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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders withoutsimultaneously addressing them on a global sca...

Jody Heymann M.D, Ph.D., holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy at McGill University where she is the founding director of a university-wide Institute for Health and Social Policy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:May 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195335244

ISBN - 13:9780195335248

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Dramatic Transformations2. Who Cares for Preschool Children?3. School-Age Children: Getting a Chance4. Parents' Working Conditions and Children's Health5. Economic and Gender Inequalities6. Families that Work in Times of Crisis7. Addressing the Burgeoning ProblemsAppendicesNotesAcknowledgementsIndex

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"This volume accomplishes something rarely achieved in global health research: the scientifically accurate depiction of an international public health problem of great importance, and the simultaneous telling of many intimate stories of everyday life... Backed up by thousands of meticulouslyanalyzed interviews, from carefully designed surveys of working families in several countries, Heymann tells the tale of a world gone awry for those with children to care for and raise. [E]ssential reading for those who care about our world and its future."--Dr. John Frank, Scientific Director ofthe Canadian Institute of Population and Public Health