The Widening Gap
Why America's Working Families are in Jeopardy and What Can be Done About it
By (author) Jody Heymann
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Widening Gap by Jody Heymann
Book DescriptionThis hard-hitting book draws on the first systematic national research on how the need to meet family obligations is affecting working Americans of all social classes and ethnic groups. What happens when kids get sick? When an elderly parent is hospitalized? How do poor families cope with work-family demands? Jody Heymann's research points to a widening gap between working families and the health and development of children. Outdated labor policy and practice must be brought into the twenty-first century, argues Heymann. To do less is to abandon the precepts of equal opportunity on which America is founded.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465013098
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jody Heymann
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Ensuring a Sustainable Future, Hardback (October 2013)
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Children's Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children's full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.
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Author Biography - Jody Heymann
Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D., is a member of the faculty of Harvard University and Director of Policy for the Harvard University Center for Society and Health. She is the author of Equal Partners: A Physician's Call for a New Spirit of Medicine. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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