Family Time: The Social Organization of Care

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Family Time

The social organization of care

Edited by

Nancy Folbre and Michael Bittman

LONDON AND NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables viii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Big Picture 5
  • 1 - A Theory of the Misallocation of Time 7
  • 2 - Family Time and Public Policy in the United States 25
  • Part II - Using the Yardstick of Time to Capture Care 49
  • 3 - Activity, Proximity, or Responsibility? 51
  • References 66
  • 4 - Making the Invisible Visible 69
  • Part III - Valuing Childcare and Elder Care 91
  • 5 - Bringing Up Bobby and Betty 93
  • Notes 108
  • 6 - Valuing Informal Elder Care 110
  • Note 127
  • Part IV - Parenting, Employment, and the Pressures of Care 131
  • 7 - Packaging Care 133
  • Notes 150
  • 8 - Parenting and Employment 152
  • Notes 169
  • 9 - The Rush Hour 171
  • Part V - International Comparisons 195
  • 10 - A Tale of Dual-Earner Families in Four Countries 197
  • 11 - Parenthood Without Penalty 224
  • Note 238
  • Index 240
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