The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality

In a panoramic study that draws on diverse sources, The Time Divide explains why and how time pressures have emerged in contemporary life and what we can do to alleviate them. In contrast to the conventional wisdom that all Americans are overworked, it shows that time itself has become a form of social inequality that is dividing Americans in new ways – between the overworked and the underemployed, women and men, parents and non-parents. It details the increasing mismatch between our economic system and the needs of American families.  Finally, it makes the case for a new set of family-supportive, gender-equitable policies that offer American workers new ways to integrate work and family life.

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