Hard Labour: The Sociology of Parenthood
This innovative book examines changes in family practices and paid work in the 21st century. Focusing on highly qualified mothers who combine childcare with employment, it makes a valuable contribution to current debates. It also takes into account the views of fathers, making it a rounded study of family practice in the new millennium.
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PART 1 The Sociology of Parenting and Paid Work
PART 2 Doing it All and having some of it
Chapter 06 Baby you changed my life
Chapter 07 A labour of love and a sound investment
Chapter 08 Everything I do I do for you
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