Work, Family and Stress

Can overworked Americans cope with today's time crunch?


More and more Americans are shouting, “Stop the world, I want to get off!” Opinion polls reveal rising numbers who feel stressed, while some studies suggest a decline in leisure time and an increase in how much people work. Two-career families are especially buffeted by this trend. As the baby-boom generation negotiates parenthood and middle age, concerned groups are pushing workaholics to shift out of overdrive and spend more time with their families. The business world is trying to become more “family friendly,” but managers are under pressure to remain economically competitive. Conflicts between work and family continue to raise questions about the roles of men and women, questions that society has been struggling with since women first entered the work force in large numbers ...

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