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G92-1078 Work And Family: Today's Juggling Act, Hrebert G. Lingren Jan 1992

G92-1078 Work And Family: Today's Juggling Act, Hrebert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Working families are under stress as they try to balance demands of job, children and spouse. Strategies are needed to prevent stress overload and burnout.

Over the past 25 years, women's and men's roles have changed dramatically. Today's women are better educated, have better paying jobs and are having fewer children. Women represent 45 percent of the labor force, nearly 80 percent work outside the home and 75 percent of mothers of young children are employed.

As women have entered and stayed in the work force in ever-increasing numbers, the dual-earner family has emerged. Married couple earners ...