She Works/he Works: How Two-income Families are Happy, Healthy, and Thriving

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Harvard University Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 260 pages
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Readable and challenging, this four-year study of three hundred middle-class and working-class couples debunks the myth of the overwrought working mother with her insensitive husband and neglected children. Drawing on extensive cross-disciplinary research, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers argue that "collaborative couples," busy as they are, thrive in their diverse roles, and inspire competence and confidence in their children.

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SHE WORKS/HE WORKS: How Two-Income Families Are Happier, Healthier and Better-Off

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A significant and unabashedly optimistic assessment of two- income families, expressed in lively, straightforward prose. The stressed-out, harried working wife and mother so often reported in the ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Rosalind C. Barnett is Senior Scholar in Residence at the Murray Research Center at Radcliffe College.

Caryl Rivers is Professor of Journalism at Boston University.

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