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Work characteristics and family routines in low-wage families

Sheely, Amanda (2010) Work characteristics and family routines in low-wage families. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 37 (3). p. 59. ISSN 0191-5096

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The maintenance of routines is linked to positive outcomes in children and families. Role theory asserts that resources and constraints found in family and work environments will shape a parent’s ability to successfully fulfill both roles. To date, there is scant research examining the maintenance of routines in low-income families whose work environments are often characterized by temporary work, non-traditional shifts, and irregular hours. This study seeks to understand the relationship between employment characteristics on the maintenance of family routines in a sample of low-wage families. The results of this study support the findings of other researchers that low-wage families face considerable work-family strain due to their jobs, but they succeed in maintaining routines despite adverse working conditions.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 10:32
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 01:45

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