ERIC Number: ED419605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
From the Kitchen Table to the Boardroom Table: The Canadian Family and the Work Place.
Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
This report is intended to increase awareness of the connections between two central spheres of social activity--work and family. Complementing the conventional analyses of the labor force in terms of economic sectors, educational requisites, age and income distribution, the report also presents an analysis of the family circumstances of the individuals who work each day. While the economy is conventionally assessed in terms of dollars, this report translates dollars into hours, revealing how much time is devoted to making a living, and how much is left over for living a life with one's family. Part one of the report presents a brief portrait of Canadian families and how they have changed over time. Part two examines families' financial resources, highlighting roles as consumer, accountant, and budget maker, and describing struggles to make ends meet. Part three looks at the work families do as child care providers, while part four takes a more general look at families in the labor force, emphasizing the significance of earnings as the primary source of family incomes; changes in the ways families make a living are addressed. Charts and graphs presenting statistical data are included. (JPB)
Descriptors: Family Caregivers, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Home Management, Labor Force
Vanier Institute of the Family, 94 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 300, Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2G 6B1.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada