TITLE

Work Characteristics and Family Routines in Low-Wage Families

AUTHOR(S)
SHEELY, AMANDA
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare;Sep2010, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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 lowincome 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.
ACCESSION #
53791804

 

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