ERIC Number: ED397977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Caution: Families at Work = Attention: Families au Travail.
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.; Eisner, Kathy, Ed.
Transition, v26 n2 Jun 1996
This publication, in English and French, reports on the work-family conflict in Canada, gauges progress over the past decade, and examines how views have changed. The following articles are featured: (1) "Caution: Families at Work" (Ish Theilheimer), an examination of current workplace innovations, viewpoints of employers and employees, and the conflict between living standard and quality of life; (2) "Beyond Accommodation: Towards Work and Family Harmony" (Nora Spinks), a description of the kinds of processes needed to address work-family issues within the workplace and the evolution of understanding; (3) "Work and Family in the 90s: The View from the Trenches" (Lina Duxbury, Christopher Higgins), a discussion of lessons learned from seven years of research on work and family issues; (4) "Dual Careers, Double Anxiety" (Reginald Bibby), an investigation of major sources of strain in two-career Canadian families, time constraints and job anxiety; and (5) "Canada's Working Families--It's About Time" (Alan Mirabelli), an argument that the work-family conflict has no one solution and a proposal for an agenda of research and action. Also included in the publication is information on upcoming conferences; news from collegial institutions; and current statistics on the numbers of two-job families, unemployment, distribution of unpaid household work, time at work, and volunteer locations. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Children, Dual Career Family, Employed Parents, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Family Needs, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Housework, Parent Attitudes, Stress Management
Vanier Institute of the Family, 120 Holland Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0X6, Canada (Individual member, $30; Organizational member, $65; Associate member, $20; or free to those who find the fee a financial burden).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada