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At Home and at Work: The Family's Allocation of Labor (New Perspectives on the Family)

Geerken, Michael, Gove, Walter R.

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ISBN 10: 0803919409 / ISBN 13: 9780803919402
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc, 1983
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Title: At Home and at Work: The Family's Allocation...

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

Publication Date: 1983

Book Condition: Good

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Drawing on economic theory, the authors postulate that a family allocates work -- any work, be it housework, doing the shopping, or earning money outside the home -- on the basis of maximum utility to the family unit. Its ideas on utility are derived from such factors as its income, education, ideology. A carefully crafted research study confirms these ideas on the allocation of work and housework. The impact on the quality of family relationships of such allocations is also considered.

′This book is well written and clearly organized...It is sensitive to the limitations of its methodology and full of suggestive theoretical insights.′ -- Choice, October 1983

@3` exemplary little volume which should be

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