Extending Work-Family Concepts to the Lives of Latinas


  • Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2007


  • Culture
  • Dual-earner
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Work and Family


  • Education


The ability to balance work and family life has been shaped by changes in demographic realities across the United States (U.S.). These changes include the large increase in married women with young children who have entered the workforce and the increase in dual-career families, single-parent families, and families who have to take care of an older relative (Frone, Russell, & Cooper, 1992). The following will discuss three key work-family concepts presented in the literature, first in general terms and then as they relate to the experience of Latinas: gender roles, unemployment, and self-employment.

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