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Work-family Spillover

  • By: Rena L. Repetti & Shuwen Wang
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The term work-family spillover is often used in a general way to refer to the effects that paid employment has on family relationships. Initial research focused on maternal employment, based on the idea that a mothers work outside of the home ...

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