Low-Level Jobs and Work-Family Studies

Author(s):

  • Susan J. Lambert
  • Julia R. Henly

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2007

Topic:

  • Business Case
  • Income
  • Low Wage Workers
  • Work and Family

Discipline:

  • Social Work

Abstract:

Increasingly, work-life researchers and practitioners are interested in understanding the work-family challenges faced by workers employed in jobs at the low end of the labor market. This encyclopedia entry approaches this topic by examining low-level jobs, rather than low-level workers. Focusing on jobs is especially promising in terms of identifying potential organizational leverage-points for improving the circumstances of disadvantaged workers and their families.

Link:Low-Level_Jobs encyclopedia