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Meyers, Marcia

Overview
Works: 28 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 2,149 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HD4904.25, 306.36
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marcia Meyers
Families that work : policies for reconciling parenthood and employment by Janet C Gornick( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many countries in Europe and in Canada, family leave policies grant parents paid time off to care for their young children, and labor market regulations go a long way toward ensuring that work does not overwhelm family obligations. In addition, early childhood education and care programs guarantee access to high-quality care for their children. In most of these countries, policies encourage gender equality by strengthening mothers' ties to employment and encouraging fathers to spend more time caregiving at home." "In sharp contrast, Gornick and Meyers show how in the United States - an economy with high labor force participation among both fathers and mothers - parents are left to craft private solutions to the society-wide dilemma of "who will care for the children?" Parents - overwhelmingly mothers - must loosen their ties to the workplace to care for their children; workers are forced to negotiate with their employers, often unsuccessfully, for family leave and reduced work schedules; and parents must purchase care of dubious quality, at high prices, from consumer markets. By leaving child care solutions up to hard-pressed working parents, these private solutions exact a high price in terms of gender inequality in the workplace and at home, family stress and economic insecurity, and - not least - child well-being. Gornick and Meyers show that it is possible - based on the experiences of other countries - to enhance child well-being and to increase gender equality by promoting more extensive and egalitarian family leave, work-time, and child care policies."--Jacket
Gender equality : transforming family divisions of labor by Janet C Gornick( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gender Inequality' explores class disparity, who should care for infants, and fatherhood in a dual-earner family
Preventing child abuse : a resource for policymakers and advocates( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expensive children in poor families : the intersection of childhood disabilities and welfare by Marcia Meyers( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GAIN family life & child care study : final report by Berkeley University of California( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporting the employment of mothers : policy variation across fourteen welfare states by Janet C Gornick( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policies and the employment of mothers : a cross-national study by Janet C Gornick( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of child care subsidy use : a collaborative study of five states( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and care : reconciling parenthood and employment by Janet C Gornick( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, welfare, and the burden of disability : caring for special needs of children in poor families by Marcia Meyers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining cooperation at the front lines of service delivery : issues for the implementation of welfare reform by Marcia Meyers( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporting the employment of mothers : policy variation across fourteen welfare states( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article compares 14 OECD countries, as of the middle-to-late 1980s, with respect to their provision of policies that support mothers' employment: parental leave, child care, and the scheduling of public education. Newly gathered data on 18 policy indicators are presented. The indicators are then standardized, weighted, and summed into indices. By differentiating policies that affect maternal employment from family policies more generally, these indices reveal dramatic cross-national differences in policy provisions. The empirical results reveal loose clusters of countries that correspond only partially to prevailing welfare-state typologies. For mothers with preschool-aged children, only five of the 14 countries provided reasonably complete and continuous benefits that supported their options for combining paid work with family responsibilities
New York City social indicators, 1997 : a tale of many cities by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policies for reconciling parenthood and employment : drawing lessons from Europe( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Other industrialized countries have adopted policies that simultaneously promote early child care and gender equality. In both, the United States lags significantly. Many economists claim that the lack of such policies will reduce the nation's productivity. The authors analyze the policies of other nations and present a bold set of policies for the country that support families without sacrificing favorable economic outcomes."--Editor
Old assumptions, new realities : economic security for working families in the 21st century( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way Americans live and work has changed significantly since the creation of the Social Security Administration in 1935, but U.S. social welfare policy has failed to keep up with these changes. Old Assumptions, New Realities focuses on policy solutions for today's workers, particularly low-skilled workers and low-income families.--[book jacket]
Gender inequality : transforming family divisions of labor by Janet C Gornick( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building the dual earner/dual career society : policy developments in Europe by Janet C Gornick( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policies that support families with young children : variation across US states( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Separate and unequal : the dimensions and consequences of safety net decentralization in the U.S. 1994-2014 by Sarah K Bruch( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we examine the dimensions and consequences of decentralized social safety net policies. We consider the adequacy of benefits and inclusiveness of receipt for eleven federal-state programs that constitute the core of safety net provision for working age adults and families: cash assistance, food assistance, health insurance, child support, child care, preschool/early education, unemployment insurance, state income taxes, cash assistance work assistance, disability assistance, and housing assistance. In the first part of the paper we examine the extent of cross-state inequality in social provision. We find substantial variation across states; variation that is consistent with policy design differences in state discretion; and at levels equal to or greater than variation across the European countries that have been recognized as having different welfare regimes. In the second section, we turn to an analysis of change over time (1994 to 2014) examining four dimensions of convergence: degree, location of change, direction of change, and scope. We find both decreases (retrenchment) and increases (expansions) of provision, a handful of cases of convergence (decreasing inequality) and divergence (increasing inequality), and a great deal of synchronous change and persistence in the magnitude of crossstate inequalities
 
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Families that work : policies for reconciling parenthood and employment
Alternative Names
Meyers, Marcia.

Meyers, Marcia K.

Languages
English (56)

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Gender equality : transforming family divisions of laborWork and care : reconciling parenthood and employmentGender inequality : transforming family divisions of labor