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Published: 07 July 2011

320 Pages | 11 b/w illus


ISBN: 9780199783328

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The Unfinished Revolution

Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family

Kathleen Gerson

  • A timely study based on groundbreaking research that explodes popular myths about rising gender wars, declining families, and apathetic youth.
  • Rather than take for granted the stereotypes from the family values debate, this is the first book that actually asks how young people really feel about work, marriage, and growing up in changing families.
  • Gerson uncovers a new and emerging gender divide: women prefer to fall back on self-reliance and forgo marriage while men revert to neo-traditional arrangements that place their careers first when confronted with barriers to achieving an ideal work-life balance and egalitarian relationships.