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Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Jody Heymann


In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders without simultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over 1,000 in-depth interviews and survey data from more than 55,000 families spanning five continents, this book presents the first truly global account of how the changing conditions of work affect us all. It addresses problems faced by working fa ... More

Keywords: changes, workplace, home, globalization, child health, development, inequalities, global community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jody Heymann, author
Harvard Medical School