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The Resource Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict, Heather Boushey

Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict, Heather Boushey

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Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict
Title
Finding time
Title remainder
the economics of work-life conflict
Statement of responsibility
Heather Boushey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Employers today are demanding more and more of employees' time. And from campaign barbecues to the blogosphere, workers across the United States are raising the same worried question: How can I get ahead at my job while making sure my family doesn't fall behind? Heather Boushey argues that resolving work✹life conflicts is as vital for individuals and families as it is essential for realizing the country's productive potential. The federal government, however, largely ignores the connection between individual work✹life conflicts and more sustainable economic growth. The consequence: business and government treat the most important things in life✹health, children, elders✹as matters for workers to care about entirely on their own time and dime. That might have worked in the past, but only thanks to a hidden subsidy: the American Wife, a behind-the-scenes, stay-at-home fixer of what economists call market failures. When women left the home✹out of desire and necessity✹the old system fell apart. Families and the larger economy have yet to recover. But change is possible. Finding Time presents detailed innovations to help Americans find the time they need and help businesses attract more productive workers. A policy wonk with working-class roots and a deep understanding of the stresses faced by families up and down the income ladder, Heather Boushey demonstrates with clarity and compassion that economic efficiency and equity do not have to be enemies. They can be reconciled if we have the vision to forge a new social contract for business, government, and private citizens.--
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1970-
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Boushey, Heather
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Work-life balance
  • Work and family
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Quality of life
Label
Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict, Heather Boushey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-326) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Our roots -- Stalled: today's middle class -- Stuck: today's low-income families -- Soaring above and sounding the alarm: today's professional families -- Thinking like an economist -- Here at home: paid time off to care -- There at work: scheduling time -- Care: when you can't be at home -- Fair: finding the right path
Control code
FIEb1783014x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 343 pages
Isbn
9780674660168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926061531
Label
Finding time : the economics of work-life conflict, Heather Boushey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Our roots -- Stalled: today's middle class -- Stuck: today's low-income families -- Soaring above and sounding the alarm: today's professional families -- Thinking like an economist -- Here at home: paid time off to care -- There at work: scheduling time -- Care: when you can't be at home -- Fair: finding the right path
Control code
FIEb1783014x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 343 pages
Isbn
9780674660168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926061531

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