FMLY 1010 Lecture 80: Lecture 80

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University of Manitoba
Family Social Sciences
FMLY 1010
Christine A.Schippers

R98729 Must acquire new skills Prepare for retirement Job Satisfaction: (426427) o Job satisfaction is at its lowest in early adulthood, rises until retirement o New research shows satisfaction is lowest at midcareer (end of earlyadulthood) o Security no longer increases with experience at that particular job o Happy workers have lower turnover rates o New focus on worklife balance in order to enhance job satisfaction Interaction among workers and nonwork roles o Worklife issues affect mentalphysical health but also job performance Quality of worklife movement (QWL) emphasizes job workplace designs based on analyses of quality of employees experiences in an organization When people are happier at work, they will be more productive Gender Differences in Work Patterns (427) On average it takes 7 years to make the transition form school to fulltime work Begins at a period where young people are attending only school continues through a period of schooling parttime work, and reaches point at which more than half are working fulltime Young men of today are economically worse off than they were in previous generations Young women are better off today, especially if they continue to advance their education Womens work satisfaction goes up with age, same for men Majority of women move in and out of workforce at least once Short periods of in and out are better than one long period of out (even if same number of months off in total) The short periods of being back in allow women to maintain work skills Women between ages of 2554 spend more time in paid work than their coequals in 1986 Men in the same category have increased their time spent doing housework (singlemarried, withwithout children) Married women still tend to do more housework, but gap is decreasing Canadian adults ages 2544 experience the most time pressure of all age groups Especially single mothers and married parents who are employed fulltime Curvilinear relationship between age and leisure time Youth and late middleage adults have highest amount of leisure time o 3544 yearolds have least amount (men 4.8 hoursday, women 4.5 hoursday) o Parents with children have less time for leisure Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood Physical Changes (436)
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