Working and Caring over the Twentieth Century

Change and Continuity in Four-Generation Families

  • Authors
  • Julia Brannen
  • Peter Moss
  • Ann Mooney

Part of the The Future of Work Series book series (TFW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 1-26
  3. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 27-46
  4. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 47-75
  5. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 76-114
  6. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 115-149
  7. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 150-176
  8. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss, Ann Mooney
    Pages 202-216
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-234

About this book

Introduction

Increased longevity and better health are changing the nature of family life. In the context of changes in the world of work, increased divorce and a declining welfare state, multi-generation or 'beanpole families' are a potential resource for family support. Focusing on four-generation families and the two central careers of the life course - employment and care - Working and Caring Over the Twentieth Century explores this question. Based upon new research that employed biographical methods, it maps in detail from 1910 to the late 1990s the lives of men and women as great-grandparents, grandparents and parents. The book provides unique insights into processes of change and continuity in family lives and the ways in which different generations of men and women make sense of their lives.

Keywords

care employment health innovation methods production research science and technology welfare Welfare State

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230005716
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51481-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00571-6
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