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ERIC Number: ED388406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 109
Abstractor: N/A
The Changing Workforce. Highlights of the National Study, No. 1.
Galinsky, Ellen; And Others
This report presents results of a nationally representative longitudinal study of nearly 3,400 workers. The study investigated the work and personal/family lives of workers, particularly with respect to recent rapid changes in the economy, layoffs, and downsizing. The study was conducted through a series of hour-long phone interviews. The study design called for interviewing workers every 4 years and adding new cohorts of young workers at each data collection point. Key findings include the following: (1) workers today are more committed to themselves, and to doing their jobs well, than to their employers; (2) quality of work is more important to workers than the traditional value of money; (3) workers are more satisfied and committed when they have control over their jobs and schedules; (4) men and women do not manage differently; some groups have greater access to fringe benefits, flextime and leave policies, and dependent care assistance than others; (6) workers are protective of personal and family life; (7) women spend more time away from work due to their greater responsibility for children; and (8) childcare can be problematic for employed parents and can have far-reaching effects. (JW)
Families and Work Institute, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ($25, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Discount on orders of 5 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A