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In Search of Time

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Science  08 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5719, pp. 204-205
DOI: 10.1126/science.1109394

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The Time Divide Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. By Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson . Harvard University Press, New York, 2004. 259 pp. $45, £29.95, €41.50. ISBN 0-674-01153-8.

Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families. By Harriet B. Presser. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2003. 281 pp. $39.95. ISBN 0-87154-670-1.

Jacobs and Gerson examine the origins of time pressures and possible means of alleviating them. Presser considers the effects of non-standard work hours on families, especially those raising young children.