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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices$
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Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195112757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.001.0001

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The Changing Dynamics of Work and Family

The Changing Dynamics of Work and Family

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(p.3) 1 The Changing Dynamics of Work and Family
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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?
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Stewart D. Friedman

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0001

Work and family, the central life roles for most employed women and men in the modern society, can either benefit or harm each other; they may be allies or they may be enemies. People are finding it increasingly tough to develop pursuits outside of work that increase their quality of life. Parents find themselves working more and more hours — with crucial implications for the development of the next generation. We've observed something that runs much deeper: the psychological impact and intrusion of work on home and of home on work. The clash between work and family has real consequences.

Keywords:   work, family, life roles, enemies, quality of life, parents, home

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