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Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

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In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Bombay. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer confine ourselves to addressing working and social conditions within our own borders without simultaneously addressing them on a global scale. Based on over a thousand in-depth ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2006)
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Stephanie Bostic
Aug 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Heyman pulls together a solid and easily read mixture of statistics, case studies, and expert interviews to create a narrative that crosses the globe and challenges assumptions. Solving the issue will be complex, but one that our societies need to consider seriously as the future health and potential of our societies rests on our abilities to support the growth and development of the next generation.

I found the subject was enlightening. As I don't have children, or a specific interest in overall
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Stephanie
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the back-story of what childcare and family experience looks like for low income workers in developing countries. From AIDS in Africa (many orphaned children) and the myth that grandma is caring for the kids - this book reveals that children are carrying the weight of sweatshop labor with their parents. When grandparents are poor, they are in the labor force as well. Childcare may look like enlisting the town drunk, or locking a child in a home with a wood-fire based heat system while mo ...more
Teresa
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a great book about globalization and its effect on the developing world, specifically how neoliberalism has created systemic poverty on a huge scale. Heymann and her researchers did an amazing study of families in 180 countries combining qualitative and quantitative work in such a way that it's impossible to not be swayed by her arguments. It's accessible, well-written, and organized too, which makes the book even more impressive.
Kathy
Nov 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
An easy-to-read book about why basic working benefits like paid maternity leave, paid sick leave, and paid time off are essential to lifting families out of the cycle of poverty. The book simply and clearly describes the problems that currently face working families and then sets out possible and workable solutions...
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