Social control and social change factors in the nurturer-provider role of women : a study of gender issues in two-parent working families

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lois LaMonica Bailey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This dissertation deals with the nurturer-provider role of women today. What it means to work as well as raise a family for married women will be the central concern of discussion in this paper. This study examines factors in society that contribute to these definitions as well as identifies societal factors that are operating to change these definitions. Five questions of primary interest are examined: 1) How do the roles of worker and parent conflict in society today? (The problem of the integration of the reproductive and productive roles.) 2) How are they experienced by different women? 3) What is the role of business and how does it influence the role conflict of parent and worker? 4) Are there any changes in the work world/domestic sphere as the result of more mothers working? 5) And more specifically, how does a mother's working affect her husband? her children?

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Work and family
Women $x Employment
Women $x Socialization
Sex role

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