The impact of work on family functioning: A review of the literature

Occasional Paper Number 3


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Research report

September 1983

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This paper discusses the connection between work and family functioning by critically reviewing relevant literature, especially that concerning empirical research. Special attention is given to Australian literature and data. The paper focuses on the following key areas: income and work; unemployment; causes and consequences of dual-working; child care provision; hours of work, notably shiftwork; industrial health; and leisure.