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Waite, Linda J.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 8,124 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Commentator
Classifications: HQ536, 306.810973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda J Waite
The case for marriage : why married people are happier, healthier, and better off financially by Linda J Waite( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers evidence that getting and staying married promotes the happiness, physical health, psychological and emotional well-being, sexual vitality, and financial success of men, women, and their children
New families, no families? : the transformation of the American home by Frances K Goldscheider( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ties that bind : perspectives on marriage and cohabitation( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A recent study of 500 families, which focuses on middle-class dual-career families in eight communities across the US, provides a holistic view of the complexities of work and family life experienced by parents and their children. This unique study has resulted in an unusually rich data set due to the variety of methods used. Drawing on the study, this book explores how dual-earner families cope with the stresses and demands of balancing work and family life, whether the time parents spend working is negatively affecting their children, how mothers feel managing both work and household responsibilities, and what role fathers are taking in family life. In answering these questions the authors argue for a new balance between work and family life. The book with its rich data, findings, and commentary from an interdisciplinary group of scholars provides a valuable resource for academics, policy makers, and working parents."--Jacket
Aging, health, and public policy : demographic and economic perspectives( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in nontraditional occupations : choice and turnover by Linda J Waite( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Labor Market Behavior to test a series of hypotheses about characteristics of individuals and their families that influence their occupational preferences and their turnover in the military and in civilian jobs. The study's findings have three important policy implications: (1) women enlistees have much lower exit rates from the armed forces than their counterparts in civilian jobs; (2) job traditionality does not affect turnover for women in civilian jobs (for a variety of definitions of the traditionality variable and for several alternative specifications of the civilian turnover model); and (3) for women in the military there is no effect of being in a traditionally female or a traditionally male occupation on turnover
Beyond stereotypes : who becomes a single teenage mother? by Allan F Abrahamse( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study identifies (1) the background characteristics that determine teenagers' risk of becoming single mothers, (2) how family and religious influences temper those risks, and (3) other kinds of influences that further modify risks. Data are for a nationally representative panel of 13,000 contemporary high school sophomore women. Although chances of becoming a single mother depend on individual and family characteristics, those chances can be modified--sometimes substantially--by other influences, including social restraints that emanate from family and church, and other factors that may either reinforce or undermine these controls at home. The strength of such influences varies across racial and ethnic groups. Findings suggest that programs aimed at lowering teen fertility rates should be tailored to specific groups of women, reflecting the particular characteristics and influences that affect them most
Daytime care of children : October 1974 and February 1975 by Linda J Waite( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. women at work by Linda J Waite( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women comprised 43% of the United States labor force in 1980, up from 29% in 1950. The surge in women's employment is linked to more delayed marriage, divorce, separation, women's increased education, lower fertility, rapid growth in clerical and service jobs, inflation, and changed attitudes toward "women's place." Employment has risen fastest among married women, especially married mothers of children under six. Some 44% of employed women work full-time, year-round, but average $6 for every $10 earned by men working that same amount. This is partly because most women remain segregated in low-paying "women's jobs." Working wives were spending six times more time on housework than married men in 1975, and working mothers of preschool children are hampered by a lack of day-care facilities. Equal employment opportunity and affirmative action have improved the climate for working women but not as much as for minorities. Federal income tax and social security systems still discriminate against two-earner families. Women's position in the labor force should improve with the inroads women are making in some male-dominated occupations and gains in job experience and seniority among younger women who now tend to stay in the labor force through the years of childbearing and early child-rearing. (Author/YLB)
New directions in the sociology of aging by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging."--Pub. desc
Women's employment during pregnancy and following childbirth by Arleen A Leibowitz( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's employment during pregnancy and after the first birth : occupational characteristics and work commitment by Sonalde Desai( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex differences in the entry into marriage by Frances K Goldscheider( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of parenthood on the career orientation and job characteristics of young adults by Linda J Waite( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consequences of parenthood for the marital stability of young adults by Linda J Waite( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in the employment activities of new parents by Linda J Waite( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What parents pay for : child care characteristics, quality, and costs by Linda J Waite( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although most children whose mothers work receive some nonparental care, this "child care" varies tremendously in its characteristics, especially quality. Child development researchers and practitioners have explored in detail the characteristics of child care that provide the best environment for children. However, virtually nothing is known about which parents select "high-quality" care for their children, or which arrangements most often have the features associated with the best outcomes for children. This Note explores these issues, using parents' reports of characteristics of their child's care arrangement from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Results show that on several dimensions, care in a home--the child's own, a non-relative's, or a relative's--provides features linked to quality care. However, in general, parents do not pay more for the features of child care associated with high quality in the child development literature. The authors discuss the implications of these results
Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults by Linda J Waite( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young adults in recent cohorts have been leaving the parental home earlier and marrying later now than they did several decades ago, resulting in an increased period of independent living. This Note, originally published in American Sociological Review, v. 51, no. 4, August 1986, explores the consequences of time spent in nonfamily living, using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Men and Young Women. The authors expect that experience in living away from home prior to marriage will cause young adults to change their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, and move them away from a traditional family orientation. They find strong support for this hypothesis for young women; those who lived independently became more likely to plan for employment, lowered their expected family size, became more accepting of employment of mothers, and more nontraditional on sex roles in the family than those who lived with their parents. Non-family living had much weaker effects on young men in the few tests that could be performed for them. The Note also addresses the conditions under which living away increases individualism, and discusses the implications of these findings
Effects of childhood family structure on marriage by Frances K Goldscheider( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consequences for women of the availability and affordability of child care by Arleen A Leibowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper was prepared to provide background material for the National Research Council's Committee on Child Care. It focuses on the effects for women of the availability and affordability of child care, concentrating especially on effects on women's employment and earnings. The paper discusses the implications of raising the wages of child care workers, of the reduced availability of free care by family members, and of the wages of women workers. It considers the role of employers as providers of child care subsidies, perhaps as an employee benefit, and the subsidization of child care costs, especially through the federal tax code. (sdw)
 
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The case for marriage : why married people are happier, healthier, and better off financially
Alternative Names
Waite, Linda J.

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New families, no families? : the transformation of the American homeBeing together, working apart : dual-career families and the work-life balance