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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus


We've come a long way since the book The Organization Man first introduced the “ideal” two-person career: a full-time male breadwinner and a stay-at-home wife. What typified the '50s good life is in stark contrast to contemporary reality: in the USA 63% of all married women with children under six years old are in the workforce and 40% of all workers are part of a dual-earner couple. This book offers a new lens for viewing the real struggles that business professionals — particularly women — face in their daily battle to find ways of “getting a life” and “having it all.” Based on a study that ... More

Keywords: women, dual-earner couple, work, family, modern-living

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195112757
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stewart D. Friedman, author
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, author
Drexel University