Challenges to Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities - Exam 2 review

Challenges to Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities - Exam 2 review

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Challenges to Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities Employers have historically viewed family obligations differently for men and women employees - For men, having a family marks them as stable, reliable workers - For women, having a family marks them as having divided loyalties; family will always take precedence over work Paid work organized around a breadwinner model - Employee is assumed to be a man with a wife at home who can take responsibility for his domestic life - As more women (esp. mothers) entered workforce, employers reorganized some workplaces o High-skilled employees given more flexibility, resources o Low-skilled employees saw little change Women remain primarily responsible for the “second shift” - Working wives still do almost twice as much housework as working husbands - Mothers defined culturally as primary care providers to children - Working mothers more likely than working fathers to report feelings of conflict over their dual roles as workers and as parents As result, women report more challenges with work/family balances
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