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Grandmothers at Work
Author: Madonna Harrington Meyer

ISBN: 9780814729236
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 17 April 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.0 x 2.3
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Winner of the 2014 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award presented by the Gerontological Society of AmericaYoung working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high.  In the same way that women who reduce employment hours when raising their young children experience reductions in salary, savings, and public and private pensions, the mothers of those same women, as grandmothers, are rearranging hours to take care of their grandchildren, experiencing additional loss of salary and reduced old age pension accumulation. Madonna Harrington Meyer'sGrandmothers at Work, based primarily on 48 in-depth interviews conducted in 2009-2012 with grandmothers who juggle working and minding their grandchildren, explores the strategies of, and impacts on, working grandmothers.        ­  

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