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SOCY 3361 Family and Work (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the links between family and work, both paid and unpaid. Social changes of the last few decades radically transformed the nature of work-family balance in the United States. We will consider these historical shifts as well as examine the contemporary patterns, asking: How do people manage multiple responsibilities of work and family and what are the consequences of different arrangements? How do the challenges of balancing work and family vary by gender, race, social class, and age? And how can policymakers, employers, and communities make this balancing act easier?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Natsha Sarkisian

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13