Employment and the Family by Rosemary Crompton
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Employment and the Family
By Rosemary Crompton

Employment and the Family

The Reconfiguration of Work and Family Life in Contemporary Societies

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Employment and the Family by Rosemary Crompton

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Rates of employment amongst mothers of young children have risen rapidly in recent years. Attitudes to gender roles have changed, and both employers and governments have had to adjust to new realities. But some argue that recent changes in employment relations are making work more family 'unfriendly'. What are the real consequences of change? Rosemary Crompton explores the origins and background of this radical shift in the gendered division of labour. Topics covered include the changing attitudes to gender roles and family life, the gendered organisational context, and recent changes in employment relations and their impact on work-life articulation. A comparative analysis of Britain, France, Norway, Finland, the United States and Portugal provides an assessment of the varying impact of state policies, and the changing domestic division of labour. Crompton draws on original research and situates her findings within contemporary theoretical and empirical debates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521600750
ISBN-10: 0521600758
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Inequality in its many forms is becoming an ever greater problem in modern society. The revised edition of this popular book explains why it is so important to understand class and stratification, and how the tools used to analyse these divisions can help us to understand and confront problems of inequality.

Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe by Rosemary Crompton Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe, Hardback (April 2007)

We see considerable social changes as more women, particularly mothers, enter and remain in paid employment. This book explores these changes (which include an increase in dual-earner families, declining fertility, and growing problems of work-life 'balance'), both comparatively and specifically in a number of European countries.

Renewing Class Analysis by Rosemary Crompton Renewing Class Analysis, Paperback (September 2000)

An unusual mix of theoretical reflections and high quality empirical studies around the study of class and stratification. Articles included from well known and international contributors. Contains contributions from a number of leading sociologists whose research has not hitherto been used to reflect on debates in class analysis.

Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment by Rosemary Crompton Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment, Paperback (August 1999)

Investigating the differences in women's employment across Europe, this text explores the possibilities and limits of structural change and development. The book seeks to develop a new framework for the investigation of the changing mosaic of employment, family lives, and gender relations.

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Author Biography - Rosemary Crompton

Rosemary Crompton is Professor of Sociology at City University, London. Her previous publications include Restructuring Gender Relations and Employment (1999), Class and Stratification (1998), Women and Work in Modern Britain (1997) and Gendered Jobs and Social Change (1990). She is a past editor of Work, Employment and Society.

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