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Mothers' Choices: Staying the Course, Opting Out, or Dropping Down

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/9780195182675.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Almost all mothers consider, at least briefly, whether they can handle both a challenging career and a young family. Roughly half of women who begin a fast-track job will stay the course, but a ... More


Public Solutions: Why Equal Pay and Family-Friendly Policies Aren’t Enough and What Should Be Done Instead

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains why equal pay and family-friendly policies cannot close the gender wealth gap. Instead, it argues the need for new policies that address the two primary causes of the gender ... 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


Last Lap: Work and Pregnancy

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the legal challenges that workplace pregnancy posed in the 1970s and 1980s. Debates about workplace pregnancy revived clashes about difference and equality that had vexed the ... More


Parental choice and the passion for equality in Finland

Minna Salmi

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter gathers survey data and analyses the outcome of the 1990s family policy reforms using a gender equality perspective. It examines two different policy reforms: the parents' views on the ... More


Family leave and employment in the EU: transition of working mothers in and out of employment

Anita Haataja

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the problems of producing and presenting the employment status of those parents who take advantage of any kind of statutory family leave. It also describes the way in which ... More


Class Disparities, Market Fundamentalism, and Work–Family Policy: Lessons from California

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines class disparities in existing access to work–family support in the context of market fundamentalism. It begins with a discussion of class disparities in time use and access to ... More


The Politics of Family Leave, Past and Present

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyzes the politics of family leave. Political alignments on such topics are highly predictable, with most Republican elected officials and business lobbyists consistently opposing ... More


United States: leave policy, failure and potential

Gayle Kaufman

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The United States is far behind other countries when it comes to paid leave for parents. While there have been efforts since the 1980s to introduce legislation, the current federal policy (Family and ... More


Becoming a Father

Gayle Kaufman

in Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749159
eISBN:
9780814749173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749159.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on the transition to fatherhood. It presents the experience of becoming a father, focusing on both changes in attitudes about the importance of work and decisions regarding ... More


Responding to Legal Mandates: Coauthored With Karen Cherwony

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and F. Ellen Netting

in Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195137071
eISBN:
9780199865611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses critical legislation that impacts professionals within human service organization. Information is provided about various laws that affect the workplace (e.g., The Family Leave ... More


Introduction: The Case for Paid Family Leave

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter provides a background of California's paid family leave (PFL) program. Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has guaranteed unpaid job-protected leaves ... More


Paid Family Leave and California Business

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter turns to the impact of the paid family leave (PFL) program on employers. Companies have easily adapted to the implementation of PFL over the past decade, and their widely voiced concerns ... More


The Reproduction of Inequality

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter assesses some limitations of the paid family leave (PFL) program's effectiveness. Awareness of PFL remains extremely limited among Californians. Although support for the idea of PFL is ... More


How Americans View Foreign Models

Katerina Linos

in The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family, and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967865
eISBN:
9780199333271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967865.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents original experimental public opinion data about Americans’ views on health and family reforms. Surveying representative samples of U.S. respondents shows that even American ... More


Challenges of Legislative Implementation

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how the paid family leave (PFL) program has functioned over the past decade, reviewing the details of the program's operation and presenting data on the ways in which California ... More


Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden -are well known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn ... More


Lessons Learned about Sharing the Work

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

What does one have to do to create a life that includes both a successful career and a loving family? The success of Sheryl Sandburg’s book, Lean In, is testimony to women’s fervent wish to succeed ... More


A Stalled Revolution and the Gender-Egalitarian Policy Agenda

Gina Schouten

in Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198813071
eISBN:
9780191851063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the empirical literature on the gendered division of labor, demonstrating that paid work and unpaid caregiving labor remain unequally distributed according to gender and that ... More


The Third Shift

Katie Lauve-Moon

in Preacher Woman: A Critical Look at Sexism without Sexists

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527542
eISBN:
9780197527580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527542.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 presents dual expectations women pastors face in relation to their pastoral responsibilities at work as well as how they go about being a wife and mother, commonly referred to as the ... More


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