ERIC Number: ED225680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Working Parents Project. Final Report. Executive Summary.
Mason, Theresa; Espinoza, Renato
Summarized in this report is a study designed to explore the interrelationships that develop over time between two of the most important aspects of people's lives: their work and their families. Specifically, the study focuses on how the nature of women's jobs influences the system of nuclear family relationships and affects parents' involvement with their children's schools. Conducted over a period of 2 years, the investigation included two phases. In the first phase, subjects studied were 15 dual-earner families in which the mother was working in one of three types of jobs within a large telephone company. The second phase included 15 dual-earner families in which women worked in "non-expert" jobs in three large banks in a Texas city. The jobs of women in these respective phases clearly differed in (1) the amount of autonomy given on the job, (2) the overall salary levels associated with the jobs, and (3) the degree of flexibility employers granted for short-term leave (e.g., sick and personal leave). Findings, collected from three in-depth interviews (two with the working women and one with their husbands), are discussed in terms of general sample characteristics, general work conditions of women, work and family histories, and work and family interrelatedness. (MP)
Descriptors: Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Ethnic Groups, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, Fathers, Interviews, Mexican Americans, Mothers, Parent Role, Stress Variables, Whites, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For related document, see PS 013 343.