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Jeffrey H. Greenhaus & Saroj Parasuraman

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 20: Research on Work, Family, and Gender: Current Status and Future Directions

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Research on Work, Family, and Gender: Current Status and Future Directions
Research on work, family, and gender: Current status and future directions
Jeffrey H.Greenhaus and SarojParasuraman

Research on the work-family interface has proliferated in the past 25 years, and an extensive body of literature has accumulated on the nature of the interdependencies between the worlds of work and family (Barling & Sorensen, 1997; Greenhaus, 1989; Greenhaus & Parasuraman, 1994; Zedeck, 1992). The sustained research in this area has been fueled by dramatic changes in the demographic composition of the workforce, most notably the growing proportion of employees who are dual-earner partners or single parents. These changes have focused sharp attention on the salience of work-family concerns to an increasingly large segment of employed men and women. Therefore, ...

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