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family_lec12_workfamily_pt1_3pg - Work and Family Sociology...

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10/19/2010 1 Sociology of the Family Prof. Mouzon Work and Family 1 Introduction to Work-Family Research Debunking the myth of separate worlds Public/work sphere for men, private/family sphere for women Contradictory. Why? Job model : focuses on working conditions, opportunities, and problems Used to understand men’s behavior at work and job expectations Gender model : ignores working conditions/job characteristics. Focuses on personal characteristics of the worker and family characteristics. Assumes women put family considerations over work considerations. Used to understand women’s behavior at work and job expectations 2 Why work-family research matters ~7% of families have homemaker/breadwinner configurations Women have similar levels of labor force participation as men Increase in material consumption Women now contribute ~35% of family income Most notable trend in women’s employment? 3
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10/19/2010 2 How Does Work Influence Families? 4 1. Absorptiveness of an occupation : extent to which a job draws in an employee and his/her family members. Can she/he leave the work at quitting time? Is the job part of his/her identity? Does the job require involvement by the family? Rosabeth Moss Kanter (1977) How Does Work Influence Families? 5 2. Time and timing : Amount of time a job requires and when the time is demanded (3 aspects) # weekly hours Whether day/evening/weekend hours Long-term commitments Rosabeth Moss Kanter (1977) How Does Work Influence Families? 6
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:272 taught by Professor Mouzon during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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