Madison, WI 53706, USA
Kathleen Christensen graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, where she earned a Bachelor of Science with summa cum laude.
State College, PA 16801, USA
Kathleen Christensen graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Master of Science in 1979 and a Ph. D. in 1981.
(Based on a national survey and drawing on over one hundre...)
Based on a national survey and drawing on over one hundred interviews, this book examines the personal issues and practical problems of women doing professional, clerical, and technical work at home.
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The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing the authors hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants.
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The authors - including Kathleen Christensen, Patricia M. Flynn, Douglas T. Hall, Harry C. Katz, Jeffrey H. Keefe, Christopher J. Ruhm, Andrew M. Sum, and Michael Useem - effectively demonstrate how global competition, deregulation, and technological change are creating hard choices for employers that will alter both the living standards of workers and the performance of American industry in the coming decades. This illuminating work will be of significant value to business school faculty, corporate strategic planners, and general managers, as well as students and professionals interested in the areas of public policy, industrial relations, education, and labor studies.
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This new book contends that contingent work represents a profound deviation from the employment relations model that dominated most of this century's labor relations. It delineates essential features of contingent work from both the worker's and the organization's point of view. Articulating a variety of perspectives from various disciplines, the contributors examine the business forces driving contingent work and assess the consequences of working contingently for the individual, family, and community, taking into account issues of race, class, and gender. They ask how current labor and employment laws need to be rewritten to provide contingent workers with the same comprehensive protections offered to permanent employees. In the final chapter, the editors comment on the status of research on contingent work and chart future research directions.
Kathleen Christensen graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, where she earned a Bachelor of Science with summa cum laude. She also graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Master of Science in 1979 and a Ph. D. in 1981.
Kathleen Christensen worked at Urban Institute, Washington, District of Columbia as a policy analyst, from 1973 to 1975. At the City University of New York, New York City, Christensen was promoted from assistant professor to professor of psychology. She worked as an assistant professor from 1981 to 1999, and as a professor from 1991 to 1999. At the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, Kathleen Christensen works as a director of the family-work research program, since 1995. She also was a Consultant to businesses, federal agencies, Congressional committees, and a member of the advisory board, Boston Center for Work and Family, from 1990 to 1994.
As a researcher, Kathleen E. Christensen has been concerned with America's rapidly changing workplace, including such issues as women working at home, alternative work schedules, and the increasing practice of outsourcing work. One of her early books. Women and Home-based Work: The Unspoken Contract, emerged from a survey Christensen conducted of 14,000 women that appeared in Family Circle magazine. In this study, Christensen focuses mostly on married women who choose home-based work as a way to combine work and family life. Although many women work from their homes in an attempt to “have it all," Christensen asserts that the “unspoken contracts" of home life that still give women primary responsibility for child-rearing and housework keep them from feeling any real sense of professionalism. She argues that, in order for a woman's home-based job to be successful, spouses need to agree to discuss and evaluate these unspoken agreements, a process that would naturally require a level of openness and honesty that relatively uncommon.
According to Eileen Boris in a Women's Review of Books assessment of Women and Home-based Work, the author correctly points to a “hidden army of labor in a shadow economy” that often exploits women in the home. While the work middle-class women often do - everything from typing to running mail-order retail businesses - is not as demeaning and stressful as that done by women in Third-World countries or in city ghettoes, Christensen found that a sense of job satisfaction among those she studied was hindered by the constant tug-and-pull of home versus work responsibilities.
More recently, Christensen со-edited Contingent Work: American Employment Relations in Transition with Kathleen Barker. This book collects essays that address the outsourcing and hiring of temporary staff. Issues addressed include who the contingent workers are, how American businesses use contingent staffing.
(Based on a national survey and drawing on over one hundre...)1988
(The present volume examines the field of environment and ...)1990
(This new book contends that contingent work represents a ...)1998
(The authors - including Kathleen Christensen, Patricia M....)1991
Kathleen Kathleen was married to John Joseph Murray III on May 25, 1990.