The Economics of Work and Family

Title

The Economics of Work and Family

Year

2002

DOI

10.17848/9780585469683

Abstract

Using an economic perspective, the contributors confront work/family issues including child care (potentially the biggest obstacle to parents successfully integrating work and family priorities), how parents balance time between work and family obligations, links between women's childbearing and their economic outcomes, the success of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the relationship between family structure and labor market outcomes. They also argue for specific policies designed to alleviate the stresses related to these issues.

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Download 1. Federal Child Care Policy (193 KB)

Contents

Introduction/ Jean Kimmel

  1. Federal Child Care Policy / David M. Blau
  2. Thinking about Child Care Policy / Barbara R. Bergmann
  3. Parents' Work Time and the Family / Cordelia W. Reimers
  4. Fertility, Public Policy, and Mothers in the Labor Force / Susan L. Averett
  5. How Family Structure Affects Labor Market Outcomes / Joyce P. Jacobsen
  6. Working for All Families? / Katherin [sic] Ross Phillips

ISBN

9780880992459 (pbk.) ; 9780880992466 (cloth) ; 9780585469683 (ebook)

Subject Areas

EDUCATION; Early childhood; Childcare; LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Nonstandard work arrangements; Work and family balance

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Citation

Kimmel, Jean, and Emily P. Hoffman, eds. 2002. The Economics of Work and Family. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780585469683