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

Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Over the last half a century, technological and medical advances, shifting patterns of employment, the loosening of marital bonds, changing social norms, and the women's rights movement have ... More


Taxation, Family Responsibilities, and Employment

Diane Sainsbury

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines the preferential treatment of marriage and family responsibilities in taxation, along with taxes as incentives or disincentives of wives’ employment, in 14 OECD countries. A comparison of ... 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


Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Sandra R. Levitsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Aging populations and changes in health care, household structure, and women’s labor force participation over the last half century have created a “crisis in care”: demand for care of the old and ... More


Discovering child poverty: child poverty and the family to 1945

Lucinda Platt

in Discovering child poverty: The creation of a policy agenda from 1800 to the present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345837
eISBN:
9781447302117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345837.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on the development of research into child poverty itself and the policy response to it up to 1945. It observes that gradually, the development came to mean that child welfare was ... More


Introduction

Sandra R. Levitsky

in Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides a theoretical framework for understanding how traditional beliefs in family responsibility for social welfare persist even in the face of unmet need. It begins by describing the ... More


Balancing work and family life: mothers’ views

Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, and Debbie Kemmer

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents data drawn from interviews with lone and partnered mothers in non-professional, non-managerial occupations. This project was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of ... More


The Transformation of Private Needs into Public Issues

Sandra R. Levitsky

in Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the first essential dimension of politicization: the process of reinterpreting longstanding “private” needs as matters of public deliberation and decision making. How do ... More


Caring for Our Own

Sandra R. Levitsky

in Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains why American families don’t translate their unmet social welfare needs into demands for social policy reform. First, existing social policies and services are a powerful source ... More


Working parenthood in a social services context: a UK case

Julia Brannen

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about the experiences of working parents with young children in the UK as they are located in and experience one particular kind of workplace — a social services department situated ... More


Organisational social capital and its role in the support of working parents: the case of a public social assistance agency in Bulgaria

Siyka Kovacheva

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses support available to parents of small children working in a state agency for social assistance in a city in Bulgaria, drawing on a social capital perspective. The core of this ... More


Housework and Respectability

Susanne Y. P. Choi and Yinni Peng

in Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how migration to the city has created novel contexts that make negotiation of housework responsibilities central to conjugal relationships and the definition of masculinity. It ... More


France: gender equality a pipe dream?

Jeanne Fagnani and Antoine Math

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Since the 1970s, there have been intensive efforts by successive French governments to promote social policies designed to enable mothers to juggle both family responsibilities and full-time ... More


Thwarted Ambitions and Sympathy: Long Working Hours, Sex Segregation, and the Price of Masculinity

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter illustrates how the culture of long working hours continues to reinforce vertical segregation in the workplace through three processes: remasculinization of management; non-career-track ... More


Just returns in the great society

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The full fruits of labour principle cannot be given literal force in the great society. Its equivalent is that producers should receive the value of their marginal product. Where returns to labour in ... More


Striving to live the good life: the tension between self-fulfilment and family obligations for women in northern England

Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter shows that migrant women in Darlington, England, who strive both for self-fulfilment and to maintain family responsibilities, face a values clash. This clash, however, is not specific to ... More


Comparing Labor Market Structures and Workplace Dynamics

in Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the explanations for the differences in women's employment trajectories in Japan and Taiwan. It shows how specific differences between the two national labor markets contribute ... More


Sweden: an extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations

Clary Krekula, Lars-Gunnar Engström, and Aida Alvinius

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Swedish government policy on extended working life has since its introduction in the mid-1990s aimed to lower the costs of the public pension system and to reduce the financial burden for ... More


The United Kingdom – a new moral imperative: live longer, work longer

Sarah Vickerstaff and Wendy Loretto

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The drift of government policy affecting older workers in the UK has been focused on encouraging individual responsibility for working longer and saving more, often with an idealised 'adult worker' ... More


The Culture of Flight

in Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226394787
eISBN:
9780226394732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394732.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Of all the places one might look in American history for an alternative to rampant individualism, suspicion of authority, and boomtown restlessness, two logical candidates are religion and the arts. ... More


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