Predictors of Perceived Work-Family Balance: Gender Difference or Gender Similarity?

  title={Predictors of Perceived Work-Family Balance: Gender Difference or Gender Similarity?},
  author={Jennifer Reid Keene and Jill S. Quadagno},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={1 - 23}
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