The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild
Working Families and the Revolution at Home

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An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication.

More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined what really happens in dual-career households. Adding together time in paid work, child care, and housework, she found that working mothers put in a month of work a year more than their spouses. Updated for a workforce now half female, this edition cites a range of new studies and statistics and includes a new afterword in which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has changed for women today.


 

About Arlie Hochschild

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ARLIE HOCHSCHILD is the author of The Time Bind and the coeditor, with Barbara Ehrenreich, of Global Woman. She lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Penguin Books. 350 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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An extended study of how two-earner couples divvy up their ""second shift"": the morning, evening, and weekend hours devoted to household tasks and child care.

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