The 500 Family Study [1998-2000 [electronic resource] : United States] / Barbara Schneider, Linda J. Waite.

Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008.
ICPSR (Series) ; 4549.
ICPSR ; 4549
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The 500 Family Study was designed to obtain in-depth information on middle class, dual-career families living in the United States. To understand the complex dynamics of today's families and the strategies they use to balance the demands of work and family, over 500 families from 8 cities across the United States were studied. To address different issues facing parents with older and younger children, families with adolescents and families with kindergartners were included in the sample. Working mothers and fathers are now splitting their time between their responsibilities to their family, and to their respective occupations. This study of 500 families explores how work affects the lives and well-being of parents and their children. The study's data allows researchers to explore a broad range of questions: How do dual-career families manage and organize their resources and time between family and work? How do work conditions, including characteristics of the job and workplace environment, affect the quality of relationships among household members? How do dual career parents manage the moral and social development and learning experiences of their children? How do the work-related responsibilities of working parents affect their child's moral, social, and educational development? What effect is consumerism and technology having on how working families direct the moral and social development of their children? What do parents believe is their role regarding the child-care of their children and how they should fulfill that role both in terms of time and in the allocation of economic and social resources? What are some of the resources in the community that parents use to supervise their children? How do families regard the "free time" of adolescents and how they allocate adolescent "free time" in maintenance of the household? What is th ... Cf.:
Part 1: Cortisol Data; Part 2: Experience Sampling Method (ESM) Data; Part 3: Parent Data; Part 4: Student Data; Part 5: Qualitative Interview Data
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2009-04-22.
Start: 1998-02-01; and end: 2000-06-01.
Schneider, Barbara.
Waite, Linda J.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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