The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home

by Arlie Russell Hochschild, Anne Machung

An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication.More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined what really happens in dual-careerhouseholds.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.04 out of 5
  • Published January 31st 2012 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: The Second Shift
  • ISBN: 0143120336 (ISBN13: 9780143120339)
  • Edition Language: English

An updated edition of a standard in its field that remains relevant more than twenty years after its original publication.More than twenty years ago, sociologist and University of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild set off a tidal wave of conversation and controversy with his bestselling book, The Second Shift In it, she examined what really happens in dual-career households. Adding together time in paid work, child care, and housework, she found that working mothers put in a month of work a year more than their spouses. Updated for a workforce now half female, this edition cites a range of new studies and statistics and includes a new afterword in which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has changed for women today.