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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


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


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


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