The Third Job
Employed Couples' Management of Household Work Contradictions
Published in 1998. This text focuses on "three-job" (two paid and one unpaid housework job) families. It investigates the way in which partners experience and handle the contradictions in the daily running of the household - contradictions which result from the conflicting features within and between society and the family. An equal division of household labour remains at the heart of these contradictions as women take on the responsibility of running the family home in addition to paid employment.
Table of Contents
Assessment of Household Work Contradictions; Solutions to Contradictions Over Household Work; Conceptual Framework & Central Claim; Research Philosophy & Methodology; How Do Families Handle External & Internal Constraints? How Do Women Handle Personal Goals; Role Definitinions & Dilemmas? Are the Perceptions of Ground Rules & of Self & Other, Flexible or Inflexible? Effective Management versus Household Crisis; Is the Style of Household Management Flexible or Rigid? Managing Household Work Contradictions.