Work and Family Over Time: A Life Course Approach

  title={Work and Family Over Time: A Life Course Approach},
  author={Shin-Kap Han and Phyllis Moen},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={110 - 98}
  • Shin-Kap Han, P. Moen
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Given the fundamental changes in the institutions of both work and family, the need to focus on the work-family interface is greater than ever. Most studies, however, examine this interface in terms of individuals and at only one point in time. The authors propose a coupled-careers model, based on a life course perspective, directly addressing the multiple interfaces between work and family and between men and women as they unfold over time. This approach challenges implicit assumptions and… 

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