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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


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


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


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


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


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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


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


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

Gayle Kaufman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749159
eISBN:
9780814749173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In an age when fathers are spending more time with their children than at any other point in the past, men are also facing unprecedented levels of work–family conflict. How do fathers balance their ... 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


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


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


Women's Work, Family Earnings, and Public Policy

Margarita Estévez-Abe and Tanja Hethey-Maier

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates that both social policies and labor market institutions affect women's economic position within the family, based on the analysis of sixteen high-income countries. More ... More


Applications

Joseph Fishkin

in Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812141
eISBN:
9780199395576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812141.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates that opportunity pluralism can help us see new dimensions of and identify new proposals to ameliorate three especially difficult contemporary egalitarian policy problems. ... More


Promoting social investment through work–family policies: which nations do it and why?1

Kimberly J. Morgan (ed.)

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter analyses the development of childcare and work-family reconciliation policies in three groups of countries: countries where early childhood education and care policies are well developed ... More


Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood

Danna Greenberg and Jamie J. Ladge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944094
eISBN:
9780190944124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944094.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Every working mother’s path is unique and should be celebrated, not lamented. Yet all too frequently, working mothers are presented with advice, rules to follow, or guidelines as if all our ... 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 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


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


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


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