The Labour Market Ate My Babies: Work, Children and a Sustainable Future (Paperback)

Barbara Pocock

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Synopsis: Pocock argues that the modern labour market is having a huge impact on today's youth and eating into our capacity to care. Children have become a 'market'. Caring for kids and selling to kids is big business, as stressed, time-poor parents struggle to care for their children and salve their guilt with presents and pocket money.

Review: Barbara Pocock's new book, The Labour Market Ate My Babies, takes a thorough look at the ways that work impacts on family life; and calls for an overhaul of the way society supports parents trying to simultaneously care for kids and pay household bills. Pocock, an Adelaide academic who has written extensively on the social impacts of labour market, explores the shrinking capacity of Australian families to sustain themselves as parents become increasingly time-poor and consumption-dependent; women's growing role in the workforce; the explosion in the for-profit childcare sector; and falling job security. The ground covered by The Labour Market Ate My Babies is wide-ranging and interesting, but where it really shines is in its in-depth interviews with young people on how their parents' work affects them and their future plans for work and family. In today's IR climate, with WorkChoices whittling away working Australians' conditions and bargaining power, Pocock's voice is an important reminder of the human implications of unfair work laws. Workers Online, No 334, 24 November 2006

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