Quotation Steiber, Nadia. 2007. The Linkages between Work and Family: State of Knowledge and Policy Implications. EqualSoc Policy Paper, Volume 2, 2007.




The linkages between work and family emerged as a distinct area of research in the1960s and 1970s (Perry-Jenkins et al. 2000). When the male breadwinner model was still the norm, disjoint bodies of literature existed on work and on the family, but rarely was the connection between the two studied. By the 1980s, it was widely acknowledged that work and family are interrelated domains (Pleck 1977; Goldsmith 1988; Edwards and Rothbard 2000; Voyandoff 2002; Voyandoff 2004) with the area of work-family studies evolving into a rapidly expanding domain of study (for a review of research from the 1990s, see Haas 1999; Greenhaus and Parasuraman 1999; Perry-Jenkins et al. 2000; Fredrikson-Goldsen and Scharlach 2001). This report elaborates on the current state of knowledge in research on the work-family interface, focussing on trends in the gender division of paid and unpaid labour, changing family formation behaviour and the consequences of employment for family well-being.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title The Linkages between Work and Family: State of Knowledge and Policy Implications
Title of whole publication EqualSoc Policy Paper, Volume 2, 2007
Year 2007
URL http://www.equalsoc.org/uploaded_files/regular/WorkFamilyPolicyPaper.pdf


Steiber, Nadia (Former researcher)
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
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