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Families in transitionSocial change, family formation and kin relationships$
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Nickie Charles

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347893

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.001.0001

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Families in and out of work

Families in and out of work

(p.115) Five Families in and out of work
Families in transition

Nickie Charles

Charlotte Aull Davies

Chris Harris

Policy Press

This chapter explores the ways in which employment and unemployment affect the support that is exchanged within extended family networks. It has been argued that this support is lessening because of women's increased participation in paid employment and that there is a weakening of the connectedness of local social networks because of increasing occupational and geographical differentiation. There is also considerable debate about the effect of unemployment on families, the association of unemployment with social exclusion, and the moral values guiding choices about participation in paid employment. This chapter begins with a brief overview of this debate before discussing the type of support exchanged within kinship networks and the way it is affected by unemployment.

Keywords:   extended family, unemployment, paid employment, social exclusion, kinship networks

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