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Working-Class Life, Consumer Credit, and the Making of Agency Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of the spare-time agent, from the watch club organizer of the late 19th century through to the working housewife and mother a century later. By the end of the 1930s, ... More


Work and Family in Conflict? The Impact of Work Demands on Family Life

Stefani Scherer and Nadia Steiber

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines difficulties of reconciling work and family demands in six European countries; looks at divergences in experiences among different sectors of the workforce, different family ... More


Motherhood, Work, and Family Policy

Neil Gilbert

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter shifts the focus from women on the fast track to high-powered professional careers to mothers employed in average working-and-middle-class jobs. From this perspective, a range of ... More


Welfare-to-Work: Which Policies Work and Why?: KEYNES LECTURE IN ECONOMICS

RICHARD BLUNDELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the arguments behind the expansion in welfare-to-work programmes that occurred over the last decade, and reviews the effectiveness of alternative approaches to enhancing ... More


Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Duncan Gallie (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The book compares the quality of working life in European societies with very different institutional systems — France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden. It focuses in particular on skills ... More


The Second Tier

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

in Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In a sense, the second tier is a practical solution to the thorny problem of work–family balance. This chapter suggests that, for some women, it represents an ideal compromise: it allows them to ... More


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Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

in Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112757
eISBN:
9780199848737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

For many men and women, juggling work and family responsibilities is a significant source of stress. Fortunately, few of us have to face work-family stress alone. Or, perhaps we should say that the ... More


Downshifting careers while financing motherhood: Relying on the Gift-Giver, the Roommate, and the Careworker

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Nothing is more salient for these women on a daily basis than the drama between work and family. This chapter illustrates how women streamline their employment to finance their mother time, sometimes ... More


The Quality of Work Life in Comparative Perspective

Duncan Galie

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents a summary of the dimensions of work quality discussed in the preceding chapters. These include skill levels and skill trends, employer training, task discretion, work-family ... More


Ensuring Equality and Availability: The Regulation of Part-Time Work

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter is devoted to part-time work and in particular to its role in advancing gender equality and reconciling work and family life. It first addresses the role of the sex discrimination regime ... More


The Ecology of Intensive Community-Based Intervention

D. Russell Lyman and Borja Alvarez de Toledo

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents a case study for practitioners in intensive community-based family work. The story of the Vega family helps describe the roots, program development, and strategic clinical ... More


What Happens When Abusers Follow Women to Work?

Lisa D. Brush

in Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195398502
eISBN:
9780199897483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398502.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Conventional wisdom assumes that work requirements give women an escape route or greater leverage in their abusive relationships and give men material incentives to support and encourage women’s ... More


Work–Family Conflict and Economic Change

McGinnity Frances and Russell Helen

in Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664719
eISBN:
9780191765209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664719.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Chapter 7 investigates the impact of economic recession on how people reconcile work and family life. Using individual-level data from 18 European countries in 2004 and 2010, this chapter found that ... More


Labor Conditions and the Health of Children, Elderly and Disabled Family Members

JODY HEYMANN, ARON FISCHER, and MICHAL ENGELMAN

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the connections between working conditions and the health of workers' families in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It begins with a review of the theoretical and ... More


Introduction: Family Business

Julie Hardwick

in Family Business: Litigation and the Political Economies of Daily Life in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558070
eISBN:
9780191721038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558070.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter lays out the framework of the book. It discusses the demographics of the working families that are examined, and provides some background on the cities of Lyon and Nantes in which they ... More


Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book documents the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States. The book analyzes the effect of the state's landmark paid family ... More


Supporting families: the role of family work in child welfare

Marjo Kuronen and Pia Lahtinen

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter first presents a brief review of the international discussions on family support, mainly in the other Nordic countries and the UK, and this is followed by an overview of the historical ... More


Family-friendly working time policy in Germany and the United Kingdom

Lisa Warth

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The family-friendly organization of working time—as an issue for government policy—provides an interesting platform to analyse the way governments deal with the challenge of accommodating conflicting ... More


Cross-national perspectives on firm-level family policies: Britain, Germany, and the US compared

Timo Fleckenstein and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

With a shift in the political debate to more market-driven social policy approaches during the past decade, politicians in a number of European countries have argued that employers should take on ... More


Families move into work: skills, training and tax credits

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the work histories and work experience of parents, their ambitions and the role of training in helping mothers in particular back into work. It summarises the evidence from the ... More


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