A Woman’s Work … Reflections on the Interface of Work & Family Among British Women

A Woman’s Work … Reflections on the Interface of Work & Family Among British Women Sex Roles (2010) 63:442–444 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9777-3 BOOK REVIEW A Woman’s Work … Reflections on the Interface of Work & Family Among British Women Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, Mass., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008. 375 pp. $150 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1-84720-249-9 Susan Cody Published online: 13 April 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Much has been written about the influx of women into the due to its heavy reliance on quantitative analysis (the book is replete with statistical tables and graphs), assumption of paid labor force. Family sociology in the United States is rife with studies of women’s employment, work/family conflict, familiarity with basic theories of household economy (i.e., and the influence of women’s unpaid responsibilities on their human capital), and academic jargon. roles in the paid labor force (Coltrane 1997;Coontz 2000; The Women and Employment Survey or “WES,” Hertz and Marshall 2001; Hesse-Biber and Carter 2004; conducted in 1980, was designed to carefully track Hochschild 2001; Hochschild and Machung 2003;Padavic women’s work histories and to identify variables which and Reskin 2002; Risman 1998; Rudd and Descartes 2008; may influence their entrance or exodus from paid http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

A Woman’s Work … Reflections on the Interface of Work & Family Among British Women

Sex Roles , Volume 63 (6) – Apr 13, 2010

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial