Caproni, Paula J.
Caproni, Paula (1997). "Work/Life Balance." The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 33(1): 46-56. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/67268>
AbstractIn this article, I contend that the well-intentioned discourse of work/life balance in the popular and scholarly press actually may undermine women's and men's attempts to live fulfilling lives. Drawing on feminist and critical perspectives, as well as my own efforts to find "balance" in a two-career family with two children under the age of 4, I illustrate (a) how the work/life discourse reflects the individualism, achievement orientation, and instrumental rationality that is fundamental to modem bureaucratic thought and action and (b) how such discourse may further entrench people in the work/life imbalance that they are trying to escape.
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