The Impact of the Family on Home-Based Work
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
This article reports on a study of 899 families with at least one member engaged in home-based work. Six work characteristics are examined in relation to family structure and gender of the home-based worker: business ownership, occupation of the home-based work, amount of income generated, location of the work space, number of hours worked, and availability of help with the work. Women in single-parent and full-nest families are found to do the most restructuring of work time and space and women home-based workers generate less income from the work than do men. Male home-based workers experience less conflict between family and work scheduling, are more likely to have an exclusive work space, and tend to have help with the home-based work.
Rowe, Barbara R., and Marion T. Bentley. “The Impact of the Family on Home-Based Work.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 13(3, Fall 1992):279-98.