The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family

A first-hand account of “the children of the gender revolution,” who grew up during the recent period of sweeping family and gender changes.

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No Man’s Land: Men’s Changing Commitments to Family and Work

A careful look at the challenges men face and the responses they develop in a world where women are as likely as men to shoulder the responsibilities of supporting a family.

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Hard Choices: How Women About Work, Career, and Motherhood

An early and influential study of the how women cope with work-family conflicts as they face a revolution in work and family options.

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The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality

A panoramic study of why and how time pressures have emerged in contemporary life and what we can do to alleviate them.

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Other notable books

“Falling Back on Plan B:  The Children of the Gender Revolution Face Uncharted Territory.”

Forthcoming in Families as They Really Are, edited by Barbara Risman, W.W. Norton. 
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“Children of the Gender Revolution: Some Theoretical Questions and Findings from the Field.”

In Victor W. Marshall, Wlater R. Heinz, Helga Krueger, and Anil Verma (eds.), Restructuring Work and the Life Course. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

“Overworked Individuals or Overworked Families? Explaining Trends in Work, Leisure, and Family Time.”

(with Jerry Jacobs) Work and Occupations 28 (February).

“Families as Trajectories: Children’s Views of Family Life in Contemporary America.”

In Families Between Flexibility and Dependability: Perspectives for a Life Cycle Family Policy (2006).
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“Understanding Work and Family Through a Gender Lens.”

in Journal of Community, Work, and Family. January 2004.

“The Morality of Time.”

in Dissent, special issue on contemporary politics. 

“The Work-Home Crunch.”

(with Jerry A. Jacobs) Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds 3 (4) (Fall, 2004) : 29-37.

“Understanding Changes in American Working Time: A Synthesis.”

co-authored with Jerry Jacobs inRethinking Time at Work edited by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein and Arne Kalleberg. November 2003. 

Work Without Worry

op ed. New York Times.May 11, 2003. 

“Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change.”

Gender & Society 16 (1) (February, 2002):  8-28. 

Working Moms Heading Home? Not Likely.

 op ed.