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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


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


Work

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5, “Work,” explores mothers’ attempts to resolve problems of work-family balance, how their congregations support their solutions through opposed and competing visions of work and family, and ... More


Work—family policies in a contradictory culture: a Dutch financial sector corporation

Bram Peper, Laura den Dulk, and Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes

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/9781847422200.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes the context in the Netherlands where current public policy defines the work-family ‘balance’ as a shared responsibility between government, employees and employers. However, ... More


Passion Toward Work and Work–Life Conflict

Julie Boiché and Johan Caudroit

in Passion for Work: Theory, Reseach, and Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190648626
eISBN:
9780190648657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648626.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an extensive review of the research conducted to date on passion and conflict between an array of passionate activities and other domains, with a special focus on available ... More


Permeability of work-family borders: effects of information and communication technologies on work-family conflict at the childcare stage in Japan

Yuka Sakamoto

in Connecting Families?: Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447339946
eISBN:
9781447339984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339946.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the permeability of work/home boundaries in Japan, and consequently on work–family conflicts over childcare. ... More


The role of work-family support factors in helping individuals achieve work-family balance in India

Sarlaksha Ganesh and M. P. Ganesh

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores the current state of policies and practices in India that aim to promote a good work–family balance, as well as the obstacles to their realisation. Overall, it can be said that ... More


Introduction: More Dads at the Bus Stop

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/9780814749159.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter looks at the phenomenon of “new” dads or “involved” dads. The new father takes time to eat with his family, read to his children, throw a ball around with them, and even ... More


Negotiating work and family life

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reviews research about parental perspectives and experiences of paid work. It highlights discrepancies between parental aspirations and preferences in relation to work-family issues and ... More


Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood – a success story?

Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Arnlaug Leira

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/9781861346452.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter summarises the main trends in the approach of Nordic welfare states to work/family balance since the 1990s. It then considers one of the main questions addressed in this book: ... More


How Superwoman Became Balanced

Catherine Rottenberg

in The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter tracks the cultural transformation in conceptions of “progress” for middle-class women in the United States, as well as how liberal feminism has undergone a reorientation: from ... More


Back from the Future: Turning to the “Here and Now”

Catherine Rottenberg

in The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 4 examines two well-trafficked mommy blogs written by Ivy League–educated professional women with children. Reading these blogs as part of the larger neoliberal feminist turn, the chapter ... More


“New” Dads and Partial Solutions

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/9780814749159.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes the experiences of the new dads and their attempts to maintain a work–family balance. New dads draw their identity more from their role as involved dads. Although they are not ... More


Introduction: Feminism in Neoliberal Times

Catherine Rottenberg

in The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Providing the cultural context for the rise of neoliberal feminism in the United States, the introductory chapter of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism begins by laying out the book’s key conceptual ... More


Neoliberal Futurity and Generic Human Capital

Catherine Rottenberg

in The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Drawing on claims made in Chapter 2, this chapter demonstrates how neoliberal feminism is producing a new form of neoliberal governmentality for young middle-class and “aspirational” women. This form ... More


The Neoliberal Feminist

Catherine Rottenberg

in The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter explores the contours of an increasingly dominant variant of feminism. Concentrating on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book Lean In, the chapter proposes that this hugely ... More


The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism

Catherine A. Rottenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901226
eISBN:
9780190901257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901226.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Through an in-depth analysis of bestselling “how-to-succeed” books along with popular television shows and well-trafficked “mommy” blogs, The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism demonstrates how the notion ... More


Conclusions and Future Challenges

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/9780801452383.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the implications of this book's findings for future public policy making in the area of work–family balance, suggesting ways in which the California paid family leave (PFL) ... More


The family in the Swedish model

Åsa Lundqvist

in Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter suggests that an ambivalent family ideal dominated the period between 1940 and 1960. This ambivalence reflected a deepening of the work–family balance paradox from the 1930s; while ... More


Introduction

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Cultural conflicts about the family, such as those concerning abortion and same-sex marriage, have intensified over the last few decades among American Catholics. These conflicts comprise much of the ... More


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