Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers
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Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers

Individual Wellbeing and Career Experiences

Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Kathryn M. Page and Cary Cooper

Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact upon our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today’s generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really have it all? And at what cost to our and others’ happiness? Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers explores ways in which contemporary working people can thrive in a complex, volatile and uncertain world. Combining both research and practice, the contributors of this book cover all bases from individual wellbeing, family, work and career experiences, to leadership. They conclude by providing the reader with tools to combine what they have learnt and apply it to their own lives.
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Chapter 8: Squeezed in the middle: balancing paid employment, childcare and eldercare

Linda Duxbury and Gregory Dole

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8. Squeezed in the middle: balancing paid employment, childcare and eldercare Linda Duxbury and Gregory Dole I go to an old folks home at suppertime four to five times a week to feed an invalid mother as well as working part-­time and taking care...

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