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Birth Cohort and Economic Period Differences in Work-Family and their Health Implications

Jooyeon Son, Amit Kramer, Joe Grzywacz

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2018

Abstract

The work-family interface research has focused almost exclusively on within- individual and within-organization variables. The goal of this article was to explore the role of two contextual variables, birth cohort and the economic environment, on both positive and negative work-family experiences of individuals, and in turn, the effect of these work-family experiences on physical and psychological health outcomes of individuals. Using two samples from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) from 1995 (N = 1,545) and 2013 (N = 625) we are able to differentiate the effects of age, birth cohort, and economic period on work-family experiences of individuals and in..

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