Rigid Social and Economic Forces, Not Absence of Family Values, Threaten Vibrant Family and Work Life, NYU's Gerson Concludes in New Book


Rigid social and economic forces, not the absence of family values, threaten a vibrant family and work life for all Americans, New York University sociologist Kathleen Gerson concludes in her new book, The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America (Oxford University Press)

Cover: The Unfinished Revolution by Kathleen Gerson
Cover: The Unfinished Revolution by Kathleen Gerson

Rigid social and economic forces, not the absence of family values, threaten a vibrant family and work life for all Americans, New York University sociologist Kathleen Gerson concludes in her new book, The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America (Oxford University Press). Gerson’s work also observes that while the current recession has produced significant economic uncertainty in the United States, underlying these circumstances are deep-seated social and cultural, as well as economic, shifts that have been building for decades.

Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, autonomy and commitment, time and money are left largely unresolved. In The Unfinished Revolution, Gerson finds that while an overwhelming majority of young men and women want-and need-more flexible and egalitarian forms of working and caretaking if they are to successfully blend love and work in the 21st ce 500

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