Addressing a significant gap in the literature to date, this book focuses on dual-earner families in the international context. It brings together contributions from a range of countries and continents to examine the issues and developments for dual-earner families located in different socio-cultural, political and economic systems.
In particular the book explores the ways in which dual-earner couples in these different contexts are reconstructing gender and family roles to balance the demands of work and the family.
PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Dafna N Izraeli
Culture, Policy, and Women in Dual-Earner Families in Israel
Middle-Class Dual-Earner Families and Their Support Systems in Urban India
Edith C Yuen and Vivien Lim
Dual-Earner Families in Singapore
Sweden's Sex-Role Scheme and Commitment to Gender Equality
Dual-Earner Families in Hungary
PART TWO: IN THE FAMILY
Julia Brannen and Peter Moss
British Households after Maternity Leave
Lucia Albino Gilbert and L Suzanne Dancer
Dual-Earner Families in the United States and Adolescent Development
Jeanette Taudin Chabot
Dual-Earner Families and the Care of the Elderly in Japan
PART THREE: WORK AND THE FAMILY: IMPLICATIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY
Helen M Hootsmans
Alice H Cook
Can Work Requirements Accommodate to the Needs of Dual-Earner Families?
Suzan Lewis, Dafna N Izraeli and Helen M Hootsmans
Towards Balanced Lives and Gender Equality