The Resource Balancing act : motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women, Daphne Spain and Suzanne M. Bianchi

Balancing act : motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women, Daphne Spain and Suzanne M. Bianchi

Label
Balancing act : motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women
Title
Balancing act
Title remainder
motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women
Statement of responsibility
Daphne Spain and Suzanne M. Bianchi
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Balancing Act draws upon multiple census and survey sources to detail the shifting conditions under which women balance their roles as mothers, wives, and breadwinners. The authors show how women have made great strides in education, where female college enrollment now exceeds that of males, and in the workplace, where women now enter a wider variety of occupations and stay on the job longer than previous generations, even after becoming wives and mothers. Despite these gains, however, many American women are struggling to make ends meet. Lower-paying service positions remain predominantly female and, although the salary gap between men and women has shrunk, women are still paid less for similar work. Also, as women continue to establish a greater presence outside the home, many have delayed marriage and motherhood. Marked jumps in divorce and out-of-wedlock childbirth have given rise to increasing numbers of female-headed households. Balancing Act focuses on how American women juggle the simultaneous demands of caregiving and wage earning and compares the patterns of their lives with those of women in other countries. The United States is the only industrialized nation without policies to support working mothers; most telling is the absence of subsidized child-care services. As a consequence, the risk of poverty is the single greatest danger facing American mothers, with African American women the most adversely affected
Cataloging source
DLC
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Spain, Daphne
Dewey number
305.4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1421
LC item number
.S675 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bianchi, Suzanne M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mothers
  • Work and family
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Mères
  • Travail et famille
  • Mothers
  • Women
  • Women
  • Work and family
  • United States
  • Vrouwen
  • Rollen (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Demografische aspecten
  • Berufstätigkeit
  • Familie
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Mères
  • Travail et famille
Label
Balancing act : motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women, Daphne Spain and Suzanne M. Bianchi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Childbearing -- Marriage and living arrangements -- Education -- Labor Force Participation and Occupational Attainment -- Earnings -- Family well-being: wives and single women -- Combining employment and family -- Appendix: measures of fertility
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 240 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040000396
Label
Balancing act : motherhood, marriage, and employment among American women, Daphne Spain and Suzanne M. Bianchi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Childbearing -- Marriage and living arrangements -- Education -- Labor Force Participation and Occupational Attainment -- Earnings -- Family well-being: wives and single women -- Combining employment and family -- Appendix: measures of fertility
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 240 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040000396

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