TitleUncertainty and the Rise of the Work-Family Dilemma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsEdwards, M
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Pagination183 - 96
Date Published2001
ISBN Number0022-2445

Suggests that consumptive certainty of the 1950s and 1960s gave way to economic uncertainty in the 1970s and beyond. Economic uncertainty provided impetus, legitimacy, and justification for young families to adopt new work-family arrangements. Hence, economic uncertainty is conceptualized as a real circumstance that substantiates families' reasonable perceptions of need. (Author/MKA)