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‘Lunch is for wimps’: what drives parents to work long hours in ‘successful’ British and US cities?

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Abstract:

This paper reflects on the impact of long working hours on home–work–family reconciliation from a household perspective. It focuses on discrete interactions between long working hours for households with two parents engaged in paid employment, raising awareness of the integrated nature of work–life balance. Attention is paid to the ‘strong economy paradox’ confronting dual earning households in ‘successful’ cities. Evidence is presented to suggest limited resistance to long hours as well as diverse ways one partner adapts their mode of employment to fit the constraints of the other.

Keywords: Britain; US; biographic; cities; household; long hours; time–squeeze

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4762.00091

Affiliations: University of Newcastle

Publication date: December 1, 2002

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