Forgotten Families : Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Jan 20, 2006 - Medical - 328 pages
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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Bombay. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders without simultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over a thousand in-depth interviews and survey data from more than 55,000 families spanning five continents, Forgotten Families is the first truly global account of how the changing conditions of work threaten children, women and men, and the infirm. It addresses problems faced by working families in industrialized and developing countries alike, touching on issues of child health and development, barriers to parents getting and keeping jobs, problems families confront daily and in times of crisis, and the roles of growing inequalities. Rich in individual stories and deeply human, Heymann's book proposes innovative and imaginative ideas for solving the problems of the truly belabored together as a global community.
  

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Review: Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This is the back-story of what childcare and family experience looks like for low income workers in developing countries. From AIDS in Africa (many orphaned children) and the myth that grandma is ... Read full review

Review: Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

User Review  - Teresa - Goodreads

This is a great book about globalization and its effect on the developing world, specifically how neoliberalism has created systemic poverty on a huge scale. Heymann and her researchers did an amazing ... Read full review

Contents

1 Dramatic Transformations
3
2 Who Cares for Preschool Children?
13
Getting a Chance
45
4 Parents Working Conditions and Childrens Health
71
5 Economic and Gender Inequalities
113
6 Families That Work in Times of Crisis
143
7 Addressing the Burgeoning Problems
187
Appendixes
223
Notes
259
Index
295
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