Work and Family

The study of work and family examines the dynamics between these two central spheres of human life. Work-family integration refers to the healthy synthesis of an individual’s personal and work lives and assumes that greater balance equates to greater productivity, quality of life, and societal well-being. The issue of work and family integration has received increased attention in the past few decades with a focus on the sources and changing nature of interactions between work and family, implications for individuals and society, and efforts to address related challenges. This issue has also become more complex as family structures and concomitant responsibilities have transformed over time.

Theoretical Approaches

The field of study began in the 1970s with a focus on child care and employee assistance programs. The emphasis ...

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