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The Resource Grandmothers at work : juggling families and jobs, Madonna Harrington Meyer

Grandmothers at work : juggling families and jobs, Madonna Harrington Meyer

Label
Grandmothers at work : juggling families and jobs
Title
Grandmothers at work
Title remainder
juggling families and jobs
Statement of responsibility
Madonna Harrington Meyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high. In the same way that women who reduce employment hours when raising their young children experience reductions in salary, savings, and public and private pensions, the mothers of those same women, as grandmothers, are rearranging hours to take care of their grandchildren, experiencing additional loss of salary and reduced old age pension accumulation. Madonna Harrington Meyer's Grandmothers at Work, based primarily on 48 in-depth interviews conducted in 2009-2012 with grandmothers who juggle working and minding their grandchildren, explores the strategies of, and impacts on, working grandmothers. While all of the grandmothers in Harrington Meyer's book are pleased to spend time with their grandchildren, many are readjusting work schedules, using vacation and sick leave time, gutting retirement accounts, and postponing retirement to care for grandchildren. Some simply want to do this; others do it in part because they have more security and flexibility on the job than their daughters do at their relatively new jobs. Many are sequential grandmothers, caring for one grandchild after the other as they are born, in very intensive forms of grandmothering. Some also report that they are putting off retirement out of economic necessity, in part due to the amount of financial help they are providing their grandchildren. Finally, some are also caring for their frail older parents or ailing spouses just as intensively. Most expect to continue feeling the pinch of paid and unpaid work for many years before their retirement. Grandmothers at Work provides a unique perspective on a phenomenon faced by millions of women in America today." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrington Meyer, Madonna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4904.25
LC item number
.H385 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work and family
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandmothers
  • Work and family
  • United States
Label
Grandmothers at work : juggling families and jobs, Madonna Harrington Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Balancing care and work -- Joys and second chances -- Intensive grandmothering -- Juggling work and grandchildren -- Financial ebbs and flows -- Containing carework -- Emotional ups and downs -- Social and health pros and cons -- Conclusions: grandmothers at work
Control code
864676657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780814729472
Lccn
2013045558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023555254
System control number
(OCoLC)864676657
Label
Grandmothers at work : juggling families and jobs, Madonna Harrington Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Balancing care and work -- Joys and second chances -- Intensive grandmothering -- Juggling work and grandchildren -- Financial ebbs and flows -- Containing carework -- Emotional ups and downs -- Social and health pros and cons -- Conclusions: grandmothers at work
Control code
864676657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780814729472
Lccn
2013045558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023555254
System control number
(OCoLC)864676657

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