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The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson.

The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson. The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality . Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2004. 272 pp. ISBN 0‐674‐01153‐8. $45.00 (cloth). Work‐family research is a growth industry. As this research proliferates, so too, have claims about the significance of time in people's lives. Do people have more time than ever or not enough? Are we spending our time in ways that make us happier and more fulfilled, or is our time being consumed by tasks we resent? Has being busy become a new status symbol in our fast‐paced world? These questions are at the center of Jacobs and Gerson's new book, The Time Divide . The authors have spent the past several years exploring numerous aspects of work‐family relations, starting from the premise that matters of time are critical to understanding these issues. The Time Divide represents the culmination of these efforts, providing readers with a comprehensive, carefully argued discussion of some of their most important findings. The book is divided into three sections. The first takes up the question of work hours. Are Americans working longer hours than in the past, as Juliet Schor contends, or have we instead witnessed an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Marriage and Family Wiley

The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson.

Journal of Marriage and Family , Volume 67 (3) – Aug 1, 2005

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2005 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0022-2445
eISSN
1741-3737
DOI
10.1111/j.1741-3737.2005.00173.x
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The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality . Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2004. 272 pp. ISBN 0‐674‐01153‐8. $45.00 (cloth). Work‐family research is a growth industry. As this research proliferates, so too, have claims about the significance of time in people's lives. Do people have more time than ever or not enough? Are we spending our time in ways that make us happier and more fulfilled, or is our time being consumed by tasks we resent? Has being busy become a new status symbol in our fast‐paced world? These questions are at the center of Jacobs and Gerson's new book, The Time Divide . The authors have spent the past several years exploring numerous aspects of work‐family relations, starting from the premise that matters of time are critical to understanding these issues. The Time Divide represents the culmination of these efforts, providing readers with a comprehensive, carefully argued discussion of some of their most important findings. The book is divided into three sections. The first takes up the question of work hours. Are Americans working longer hours than in the past, as Juliet Schor contends, or have we instead witnessed an

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Published: Aug 1, 2005

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