gender roles, role buffering, working mothers, families in the 1980s
This short article on family living appeared in Broome County Living magazine, published by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, New York, and is part of a collection of such articles available on the Open Repository at Binghamton University. The article cites statistics on the increase in women in the workforce and discusses resulting role changes within the family. Four groups are identified according to attitudes toward more equitable roles, "progressives,” “traditionalists,” “ambivalents,” and “all talk and no action.” Benefits as well as stresses of multiple roles are explored along with the concept of role-buffering. Coping strategies are offered.
Atkinson, V. S. (1988, January/February). Changing roles of men and women. Broome County Living, 14(1), 11-13.