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Work and Families

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Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Xing
Semester
Summer

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Work & Families (July 6) For Exam: Different modes of work & family connection (different models) Know basic arguments of Hoschild (new models and old models) Men and womens changing participation of paid work Since the 1960s, the employment rates for men and women converged in OECD countries Slightly declining rate for men and dramatically increasing rate for women The main increase in womens employment and self-employment has been among married women and mothers Mens declining rate can be attributed to prolonged schooling, more non-standard work and earlier retirement Womens increasing rate is partially due to the rising living costs, more service jobs for women (not required manual work), better education opportunities, fewer pregnancies and ideological change Work and marital happiness There was little connection between the fact that women had jobs and the marital satisfaction they and their husbands felt When husbands work long hours and have high level of job-related stress, relationship with their wife and children suffer When individuals work night and rotating shifts, their marriages were at greater risk for separation because of the physical and social stress those wor
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