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. Learn more.


No Man’s Land: Men’s Changing Commitments to Family and Work. New York: Basic Books, 1993.

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. Learn more.


Hard Choices: How Women Decide About Work, Career, and Motherhood. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985.

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


The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. co-authored with Jerry Jacobs. Cambridge,MA: Harvard University Press. 2004.

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


“Falling Back on Plan B:  The Children of the Gender Revolution Face Uncharted Territory.” Forthcoming inFamilies as They Really Are, edited by Barbara Risman, W.W. Norton.  Click here to read.

“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). Click here to read.

“Understanding Work and Family Through a Gender Lens.” in Journal of Community, Work, and Family. January 2004. Click here to read.

“The Morality of Time.” in Dissent, special issue on contemporary politics. Click here to read.

“The Work-Home Crunch.” (with Jerry A. Jacobs) Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds 3 (4) (Fall, 2004) : 29-37. Click here to read.

“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. Click here to read.

Work Without Worry. op ed. New York Times.May 11, 2003. Click here to read.

“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. Click here to read.

Working Moms Heading Home? Not Likely. op ed. Click here to read.