The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Revised with a New Afterword
“The best discussion I have read on what must be the quintessential domestic bind of our time.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“No book analyzes the human impact of the work-family track for both sexes more perceptively or thoroughly than this important, provocative study of the dynamics of two-career couples.”
“A fascinating read that makes us think twice about how much the Women’s Movement still has to accomplish.”
THE SECOND SHIFT: Working Families and the Revolution at Home by Arlie Hochschild with Anne Machung remains as important and relevant today as it did when it was first published in 1989.
As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home.
Now, in this updated edition of THE SECOND SHIFT with a new afterword from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.