The Widening Gap

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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This impassioned and informed book is the first to describe how government and industry have failed working families and what we can do to get beyond this critical impasse

Author Biography

Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D., is a member of the faculty of Harvard University and Director of Policy for the Harvard University Center for Society and Health. She is the author of Equal Partners: A Physician's Call for a New Spirit of Medicine. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Predictably Unpredictable: The Lives of Working Americans
Outdated Working Conditions and Inadequate Social Supports: The Impact on Children
Special Needs: The Experience of Particularly Vulnerable Children and Their Families
Impact Across the Life Span: Extended Family Fantasies and Realities
Economic Inequalities Magnified: Greater Strains, Fewer Resources
Gender Inequalities: At the Core Lies Our Failure to Address Working Families' Needs
Society's Best Prospect: An Equal Chance for All Children and Adults
Notes 195(18)
Appendices 213(28)
Acknowledgments 241(4)
Index 245

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