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Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Madonna Harrington Meyer

Abstract

Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high, and grandmothers, are rearranging hours to take care of their grandchildren, experiencing additional loss of salary and reduced old age pension accumulation. This book explores the strategies of, and impacts on, working grandmothers. While all of the grandmothers in this book are ... More

Keywords: childcare, grandchildren, middle-aged women, employment, working grandmothers, salary loss, retirement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814729236
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814729236.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madonna Harrington Meyer, author