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Organizational Change and Gender Equity
International Perspectives on Fathers and Mothers at the Workplace

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October 1999 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Comparing progress in the United Kingdom, United States, Scandinavia and Australia, this book looks at how organizations are changing to help individuals combine work and family roles. An interdisciplinary and international team of contributors: explore the problems of working parents and policies adopted to help them; examine workplace programmes relevant to work-family and gender issues in the four societies; and present case studies of organizations undergoing change.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang and Graeme Russell
Introduction
 
PART TWO: FATHERS AND MOTHERS AT THE WORKPLACE
Ellen Galinsky and Jennifer Swanberg
Employed Mothers and Fathers in the United States
Understanding How Work and Family Life Fit Together  
Julia Brannen
Mothers and Fathers in the Workplace
The United Kingdom  
Helen Glezer and Ilene Wolcott
Conflicting Commitments
Working Mothers and Fathers in Australia  
Ulla Björnberg
Equality and Backlash
Family, Gender and Social Policy in Sweden  
 
PART THREE: WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS
Gary Bowen
Workplace Programs and Policies that Address Work-Family and Gender Equity Issues in the United States
Julia Brannen and Sue Lewis
Workplace Programmes and Policies in the United Kingdom
Rohan Squirchuk and Juliet Bourke
From Equal Employment Opportunity to Family-Friendly Policies and Beyond
Gender Equity in Australia  
Linda Haas and Philip Hwang
Programs and Policies Promoting Women's Economic Equality and Men's Sharing of Child Care in Sweden
 
PART FOUR: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND GENDER
Lotte Bailyn, Rhona Rapoport and Joyce Fletcher
Moving Corporations in the US Toward Gender Equity
A Cautionary Tale  
Sue Lewis
Organisational Change and Gender Equity
Case Studies from the United Kingdom  
Graeme Russell and Don Edgar
Organisational Change and Gender Equity
An Australian Case Study  
Yvonne Due Billing
Organizational Cultures, Families and Careers in Scandinavia
Clarissa Kugelberg
Swedish Parents at a Multinational Conglomerate

"The value of this collection is in its recognition of the interrelationship of what are traditionally seen as the separate spheres of work and family. . .a useful contribution." 

Sara Charlesworth
Law & Legal Studies, La Trobe University

The presented case studies on organiszational change and gender equity demonstrate how the interplay of organizational culture, practices and the organisation of work can contribute to gender equity. The authors outline basic principles for the design of organizational development processes towards more gender equity. This was highly valued by our students who work as gender equity officers, consultants and gender experts.

Dr Nadine Pieck
Institut für Interdisziplinäre Arbeitswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover
January 2, 2013

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