Women’s Work

How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Zoe Young

Women’s Work

Zoe Young

Distributed for Bristol University Press

232 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781529202038 Published October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
What's it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly?   Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women's work and family lives in a year of working flexibly.   The private labours of going part-time, job sharing, and home working are brought to life with vivid personal stories.   Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, it explores contemporary motherhood, work-life balance, emotional work in families, couples and housework, maternity transitions, interactions with employers, work design and workplace cultures, and employment policies.      It concludes that there is an opportunity to make employment and family life work better together and offers unique insights from women's lived experiences on how to do it.
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