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

By Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen

Families and paintings: New instructions within the Twenty-First Century presents an cutting edge framework for figuring out the interface among relatives care and employment. It deals an in depth research of the desires and studies of hired caregivers and examines the entire variety of staff' relations care obligations, together with the care of youngsters, ailing and disabled working-age adults, and the frail aged. It additionally explores the influence of gender, race and ethnicity, and occupational roles in assembly a number of employment and family members calls for. according to a severe assessment of analysis findings and conceptual ways which were used for realizing the combination of relations care and paintings, this article examines the tension skilled by means of caregivers, the influence of a number of obligations, and the courses and advantages used to aid alleviate conflicts among paintings and kin. It additionally offers an in-depth examine the superiority and kinds of care supplied. a big concentration of the ebook is the significance of forming an alliance between relatives, company, executive, and the bigger neighborhood to handle the problems of labor and relations. The authors assessment a number of office courses, merits, and regulations which have been designed to help staff in assembly their paintings and relatives duties. They define new courses and public regulations which are equitable to staff such a lot in desire and that reply successfully to the growing to be variety of hired caregivers. Families and Work: New instructions within the Twenty-First Century is an important textual content for classes in social paintings and the healthiness and human providers, psychology, and sociology.

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About one-third of the entire group surveyed had looked for school-age child care and could not find it. 20 • FAMILY AND WORK Quality of Child Care In seeking child care for their children, parents generally place highest priority on convenience, safety, and affordability (Miller, 1990; Roche & Camasso, 1993). Finding child care that is located near home or work, open during the mother's normal working hours, dependable, and provides a safe environment are often a parent's primary concerns (Sonnenstein, 1991).

Children's products), and the poten- 30 • FAMILY AND WORK tial for employees' increased life satisfaction. Family relationships may function as a form of emotional support or buffer to stressors in the work place, potentially giving spouses and parents an advantage over nonparents and individuals living alone (Keita & Sauter, 1992). In support of the notion that there is some advantage to workers with families, married men historically have earned more than their nonmarried counterparts, after controlling for demographic and educational variables (Hill, 1979; Korenman and Neumark, 1991).

In support of the notion that there is some advantage to workers with families, married men historically have earned more than their nonmarried counterparts, after controlling for demographic and educational variables (Hill, 1979; Korenman and Neumark, 1991). Married women, however, have never enjoyed this income advantage over single women, and some studies have shown a negative association between children and earnings for women (Korenman & Neumark, 1992). Despite the argument that employees with families may provide potential advantages for employers, most research on how employees' family responsibilities affect their work behavior has focused on the potential deleterious sequelae of family responsibilities.

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