Family Time: The Social Organization of Care
Michael Bittman, Nancy Folbre
Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
The time we have to care for one another, especially for our children and our elderly, is more precious to us than anything else in the world. Yet we have more experience accounting for money than we do for time. In this volume, leading experts in analysis of time use from across the globe explore the interface between time use and family policy. The contributors:
* show how social institutions limit the choices that individuals can make about how to divide their time between paid and unpaid work
This informative and enlightening book is well researched, well thought through and well written. An important read for students of feminist economics, sociology and gender studies, the contributors here argue that time is not money, in fact time is more important than money.