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Managing Work and Family Responsibilities in the Age of Increased Technology

  • By: Peter Fraenkel & Jane Caflisch
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

All families face challenges in managing the responsibilities and opportunities of work and family life, and in finding their preferred balance or integration between work and family time. The degree to which families successfully manage these dual sets of opportunities and responsibilities affects the quality of parents' work lives and productivity, family members' level of stress and well-being, and the quality of couple and family relationships. The development and proliferation of communication and information technologies have contributed both challenges as well as solutions to managing work and family responsibilities. This entry focuses on the challenges of balancing work and family life and how technologies have increased the reciprocal impact of work life on family life. It also touches on how the presence of information ...

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