ERIC Number: ED245825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Work on Family Functioning: A Review of the Literature. Occasional Paper Number 3.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the connection between work and family functioning in Australia by critically reviewing relevant literature, especially literature concerning empirical research. Special attention is given to Australian literature and data. However, where local material is lacking, information from overseas (frequently American) is used to extrapolate cautiously to the Australian situation. Because of the broad nature of the subject, the review of literature is not comprehensive in all aspects of work and family functioning; however, where data are incomplete, recommendations for research are proposed. Sections of the paper focus on (1) income in relationship to work force participation and children's life chances; (2) the impact of fathers' and mothers' paid work on the functioning of children and on the allocation of household tasks; (3) social-psychological and economic impact of unemployment on individuals and families; (4) hours of work, including part-time work, outwork and casual work, flexitime, and shiftwork; (5) industrial health; (6) child care; and (7) leisure. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Dual Career Family, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employment, Family Life, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Income, Leisure Time, Literature Reviews, Unemployment, Working Hours
Editor, Institute of Family Studies, 766 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Industrial Health