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Mothers unite! : organizing for workplace flexibility and the transformation of family life / Jocelyn Elise Crowley.

By: Crowley, Jocelyn Elise, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0801467454; 9780801467455.Subject(s): Mothers -- United States -- Societies and clubs | Women employees -- United States -- Societies and clubs | Work and family -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 306.874/3 LOC classification: HQ759 | .C94 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
American mothers, American troubles -- Power in numbers -- Why join? -- Barriers to organizing on behalf of workplace flexibility : are mommy war attitudes to blame? -- Workplace flexibility options -- Are we in a movement now? can we get there? -- Mothers need leadership, too.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

American mothers, American troubles -- Power in numbers -- Why join? -- Barriers to organizing on behalf of workplace flexibility : are mommy war attitudes to blame? -- Workplace flexibility options -- Are we in a movement now? can we get there? -- Mothers need leadership, too.

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Crowley (public policy, Rutgers) addresses a key workplace issue, advocating for mothers to actively promote increased workplace flexibility in the US regarding work time, place, vacation, etc. The lack of such options is often cited as one reason women still struggle to successfully balance work and family and achieve workplace equality with men. Studies documenting advantages to employees and employers are cited. Crowley presents research on the feasibility of "organizing for workplace flexibility," drawing data from five groups: MOPS (mothers of preschoolers), Mocha Moms (mothers of color), National Association of Mothers' Centers, Mothers and More, and Moms Rising. She describes the various characteristics of each group (e.g., race, education, number of children, employment status). Information was gathered from web and phone surveys as well as in-depth interviews. Crowley reports that on most issues, working and nonworking mothers do not differ. Meeting children's needs was a priority for all. For their ideal job, most women gave flexibility a high rating. However, few wanted government regulation; they felt management should decide, but government incentives to business might be acceptable. Crowley offers suggestions to help mothers push for increased workplace flexibility but also acknowledges the importance of convincing other groups to support this change. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students through professionals; general readers. F. Reitman emerita, Pace University

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<p>Jocelyn Elise Crowley is Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of Defiant Dads: Fathers' Rights Activists in America , also from Cornell, and The Politics of Child Support in America . Visit her website at jocelyncrowley.com.</p>

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