The Work-Family Interface: An Introduction by Stephen Sweet (SAGE, 2013).
I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book The Work-Family Interface: An Introduction (Sage 2014). While there are so many good books and articles about work and family, I observed difficulties in locating an engaging narrative that succinctly explained the concepts and perspectives central to “work-family” scholarship. So this book is designed to fill that gap and help instructors orient students (and other interested individuals) to the ways that home and jobs intersect. Included in my discussions are the impacts that institutional arrangements have on lives, capacities to provide and receive care, family formation, business effectiveness, and sustainability. It is also designed to demonstrate the connectedness of families across the world in the global economy. The Work-Family Interface highlights policy paths taken, and those not taken, and the consequences that can be observed by comparing the United States with other societies.