9780674018396

The Time Divide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780674018396

  • ISBN10:

    0674018397

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-30
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

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Summary

In a panoramic study that draws on diverse sources, Jacobs and Gerson explain why and how time pressures have emerged and what we can do to alleviate them. In contrast to the conventional wisdom that all Americans are overworked, they show that time itself has become a form of social inequality that is dividing Americans in new ways--between the overworked and the underemployed, women and men, parents and non-parents.

Author Biography

Jerry A. Jacobs is Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Kathleen Gerson is Professor of Sociology, New York University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(12)
PART I: TRENDS IN WORK, FAMILY, AND LEISURE TIME
1 Overworked Americans or the Growth of Leisure?
13(28)
2 Working Time from the Perspective of Families
41(18)
PART II: INTEGRATING WORK AND FAMILY LIFE
3 Do Americans Feel Overworked?
59(21)
4 How Work Spills Over into Life
80(19)
5 The Structure and Culture of Work
99(20)
PART III: WORK, FAMILY, AND SOCIAL POLICY
6 American Workers in Cross-National Perspective
119(29)
With Janet C. Gornick
7 Bridging the Time Divide
148(21)
8 Where Do We Go from Here?
169(36)
Appendix: Supplementary Tables 205(12)
Notes 217(20)
References 237(14)
Index 251

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