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The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home



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A landmark study of two-career parents, and a compassionate inside view of ten couples struggling to find time and energy for jobs, children and marriage.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
The Family Speed-upp. 1
Marriage in a Stalled Revolutionp. 11
The Cultural Cover-upp. 22
Joey's Problem: Nancy and Evan Holtp. 34
The Family Myth of the Traditional: Frank and Carmen Delacortep. 61
A Notion of Manhood and Giving Thanks: Peter and Nina Tanagawap. 77
Having It All and Giving It Up: Ann and Robert Myersonp. 96
A Scarcity of Gratitude: Seth and Jessica Steinp. 111
An Unsteady Marriage and a Job She Loves: Anita and Ray Judsonp. 129
The "His" and "Hers" of Sharing: Greg and Carol Alstonp. 143
No Time Together: Barbara and John Livingstonp. 160
Sharing Showdown and Natural Drift: Pathways to the New Manp. 173
Beneath the Cover-up: Strategies and Strainsp. 188
Tensions in Marriage in an Age of Divorcep. 201
Men Who Do and Men Who Don'tp. 213
The Working Wife as Urbanizing Peasantp. 235
Stepping into Old Biographies or Making History Happen?p. 250
Afterwordp. 263
Appendix Research on Who Does the Housework and Child Carep. 271
Notesp. 279
Selected Readingp. 291
Nonprofit Organizations Engaged in Helping Working Familiesp. 307
Indexp. 309
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