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Out of Time

The Consequences of Non-standard Employment Schedules for Family Cohesion

Authors: Täht, Kadri, Mills, Melinda

  • Among the first works to introduce a cross-national comparative perspective on the topic of nonstandard schedules and family cohesion
  • First work to introduce a multi-method approach on the topic of nonstandard schedules and family life
  • Answers the core questions of how non-standard work impacts parent-child interaction, partnership quality and relationship dissolution and divorce       ​
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This pioneering work aims at understanding the impact of non-standard (evening, night, weekend) working time on family cohesion, meaning parent-child interaction, partnership quality and divorce or partnership dissolution. ‘Out of time - the Consequences of Non-standard Employment Schedules for Family Cohesion’ is the first work to treat this important topic in a cross-national, comparative way by using data from two large comparable surveys. The impact of work in non-standard schedules on workers can be divided into individual and social consequences. Research so far has shown the clear individual effects of these schedules, such as increased stress levels and sleeping and physical disorders. There is less clarity about social consequences. Either no or positive effects of these types of schedules on workers and their families are found, or a significant negative impact on the relations between the workers and others, especially other members of the family is shown in research results. This Brief compares the Netherlands and the United States of America, countries that both show a high prevalence of non-standard schedule work, whereas both operate in very different institutional and welfare regime settings of working time regulation. By combining both quantitative and qualitative data, the authors are able to provide generalized views of comparative surveys and challenging those generalizations at the same time, thus enabling the reader to get a better understanding and more balanced view of the actual relationship between non-standard employment schedules and family cohesion.

About the authors

Kadri Täht is Associate Professor at the Institute of International and Social Studies at Tallinn University, Estonia. She got her BA in Sociology from rtu University, Estonia; her MA from Lancaster University and the CEU; UK and Poland; and her Ph.D. at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has carried out research projects on Higher Education and the Labor Market, on Lifelong Learning, and Work-Family Reconciliation. Her current research focuses are social inequality in post-socialist societies and social exclusion of youth in Europe. Kadri Täht has published in journals relevant for her research area, including the Journal of Marriage and Family, and has acted as a reviewer among others for International Sociology, European Sociological Review and Journal of Family Issues.

Melinda Mills is Nuffield Professor of Sociology at Nuffield College and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. She received her MA in Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada and Ph.D. in Demography at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2012, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review and is the Principal Investigator of the ERC funded SOCIOGENOME project (www.sociogenome.com). Her main areas of research include fertility, partnerships, work-family reconciliation, work scheduels, biodemography and sociogenomics. Her current projects examine late motherhood and the social an

d genetic influences on fertility and family behaviour. She recently published an introductory book on survival and event history methods using the statistical programme R.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Täht, Kadri (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Where are Nonstandard Schedules Located and Who Works in them? The Role of Occupational, Household and Institutional Factors

    Täht, Kadri (et al.)

    Pages 23-48

  • Nonstandard Work Schedules and Parent-Child Interaction

    Täht, Kadri (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • Nonstandard Work Schedules and Partnership Quality

    Täht, Kadri (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

  • Nonstandard Work Schedules and Partnership Dissolution

    Täht, Kadri (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7402-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7400-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Out of Time
Book Subtitle
The Consequences of Non-standard Employment Schedules for Family Cohesion
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7402-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7402-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7400-0
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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