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The Work/Life Collision Barbara Pocock

The Work/Life Collision

Barbara Pocock

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ISBN : 9781862874756
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288 pages
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Longer working hours, insecure jobs, child care, declining birth rates, parental leave, the mummy track, the success or failure of feminism--the levels of passion, vitriol, despair, and guilt these subjects engender attest to the importance peopleMoreLonger working hours, insecure jobs, child care, declining birth rates, parental leave, the mummy track, the success or failure of feminism--the levels of passion, vitriol, despair, and guilt these subjects engender attest to the importance people place on them, and rightly so. The Work/Life Collision, grounded in thorough quantitative and qualitative research, analyses how these factors affect each other, in particular the collision of work and care and its implications for how we live. Pocock demonstrates how the existing work/care regime that shapes how we live and work has high social costs--for mothers, fathers, families and those who want to be both workers and carers. She weighs the hidden costs of how we live and work now--costs that can be measured in bedrooms, kitchens, workplaces and streetscapes--and in our declining birth rate and embedded gender inequality. Pocock proposes ways in which a new work/care regime can be built.