Gender and the Work-Family Interface (my first book)
I finished my Ph.D. in Marriage, Family and Human Development more than a year ago, and a couple of months ago a German publisher asked me if I wanted to publish my dissertation in the form of a book. Why not? It will not sell like Harry Potter, but I could not see any downside to let them publish it (no costs for me, at least). So, I agreed to move forward, and a few days ago I found two copies of the book in my mail. Cool! Perhaps there will be more in the future, who knows?
This is the link to the book at Amazon: Gender and the Work-Family Interface
This is the description:
How do men and women differ in their perception of the work-family interface? How do these differences change as men and women transition to parenthood, raise and launch children, and then approach retirement? No previous studies adequately address these questions. This landmark study begins to. Data come from an IBM Global Work and Life Issues Survey representing 79 countries (N=41,813). Six family life stage groups were defined: no children and age 35 or less, transition to parenthood, preschool children, elementary children, teenagers, and empty nest (age 50+ years and no child dependents). Using a well-validated model of the work-family interface differences by gender by each life stage were identified. Using structural equation modeling the strengths of the paths were also compared. The findings indicate that gender differences are negligible until men and women have children. Parenting responsibilities are associated with greater gender differences. These differences diminish during the empty nest stage. Read this book for many other interesting, and sometimes unexpected gender differences in the work-family interface.