ERIC Number: ED247446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Families and Work. Proceedings Series of the Family Study Center Conference (Stillwater, Oklahoma, March 19-20, 1982). Volume 5.
Hirschlein, Beulah M., Ed.; Braun, William J., Ed.
These proceedings explore issues pertaining to the combination of work and family roles from the perspectives of the family, business, government, labor, and the non-profit community. The six keynote addresses include an historical overview of families and work followed by unique perspectives representing labor, corporations, government, and the family. Specific topics are union negotiations to deal with conflicting demands of work and family life; corporate accommmodations to family needs; influencing policy decisions relating to families and work; trends in women's employment, demography, and family composition; and the changing role of the homemaker. The nine concurrent sessions reflect a rich diversity of viewpoints concerning families and work. Emphases include stresses in the family, sex roles and work, an historical perspective of families under stress, coping skills, distribution of household work, ethnic and minority differences, work policy, corporate policies and benefits, and public policy. Six reports on original research relate to methods of assessing conflict between family life and employment, role multiplicity of female academics, the impact of work on the mildly handicapped and their families, comparison of mothers' and daughters' sex-role attitudes, work roles and quality of family life among professionals and managers, and job sharing to manage family and employment roles. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Dual Career Family, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Family Life, Family Role, Females, Fringe Benefits, Job Sharing, Males, Mild Disabilities, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Role Conflict, Role Models, Sex Role
Family Study Center, Oklahoma State University, 114 Home Economics West, Stillwater, OK 74078 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Family Study Center.
Note: Conference also sponsored by the Oklahoma Division of the American Association of University Women and the Oklahoma Humanities Committee.