Introduction: The Unravelling of the ‘Male Breadwinner’ Model — and Some of its Consequences

@inproceedings{Crompton2007IntroductionTU,
  title={Introduction: The Unravelling of the ‘Male Breadwinner’ Model — and Some of its Consequences},
  author={Rosemary Crompton and S. Lewis and Clare Lyonette},
  year={2007}
}
The trends underlying the issues that are the major focus of this book are well known. These include rising employment amongst women, particularly mothers, and thus an increase in dual-earner households, increasing instability in interpersonal relationships, and declining fertility together with a growing recognition of the problems of work-life ‘balance’. They have been gathering pace since the second half of the twentieth century, and indeed a further increase in the level of women’s… CONTINUE READING