Work and Family:

Work and Family:

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The United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of dual-earner and single-adult families. This volume reviews accompanying changes in work and family structures and their effects on worker productivity and employer practices. It presents a wide range of approaches to easing the conflicts between work and family, exploring appropriate roles for business, labor, and government. Work and Family offers up-to-date information, looking at how the family and the workplace arrived at their current relationship and evaluating the quality and the cost of care for dependents in this nation. The volume describes the advantages and disadvantages of being part of a working family and takes a critical look at the range of benefits provided, including existing and proposed employer programs for families. It also presents a comparative review of family-related benefits in other countries.Part-time work, shift work, overtime, second jobs, home-based work, and, recently , flexible schedules are growing (Bailyn, 1988). ... of the firms surveyed offered regular part-time work and 50 percent offered some form of flextime (Christensen, 1989); ... These include special Saturday-Sunday work shifts of 12 hours each day with pay and benefits equivalent to a ... wives of skilled blue-collar http://www NEW FAMILY-RELATED BENEFITS 126 workers ( Blank, anbsp;...

Title:Work and Family:
Author: Panel on Employer Policies and Working Families, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1991-01-01

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