The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.
Chapter 20: Research on Work, Family, and Gender: Current Status and Future Directions
Research on Work, Family, and Gender: Current Status and Future Directions
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, ...