During the past two decades, as researchers have documented the revolutionary shifts which have occurred within families and at places of business, the number of academics and corporate practitioners who have devoted their life's work to these important social issues has grown. But has the field of study progressed as rapidly as the changes in work and family issues?
As we are getting ready to face the 21st century, many work-family leaders are challenging one another to be more articulate about their visions, to be bolder about their hopes, and to more actively encourage meaningful dialogue about the diverse work and family experiences encountered everyday by working families all over the globe.
In this special issue of THE ANNALS, The Evolving World of Work and Family: New Stakeholders, New Voices, articles will highlight and uncover new dialogues and discoveries in the work and family field:
· A New Work-Life Model for the Twenty-First Century
· Work-Family Backlash
· Lower-Wage Workers and the New Realities of Work and Family
· The Impact of Family on Job Displacement and Recovery
The articles in this issue discuss some of the newest insights into work and family and how the field has the potential to usher in a millennium of radical social change. This issue of THE ANNALS is an essential tool for all scholars and professionals dealing with the changes and challenges regarding work and family.