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By Carmen Knudson-Martin (ed.), Anne Rankin Mahoney (ed.)

Whereas a number of attempt for equality of their relationships, many are blind to the insidious ways that gender and gear nonetheless have an effect on them-from their occupation offerings to conversation styles, child-rearing, house responsibilities, and extra. Written for psychological future health pros and others attracted to modern couple relationships, this research-based ebook indicates how may be able to stream past the risks of gendered inequality and the legacy of hidden male power.

The booklet analyzes the relationships of from a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The members current cutting edge scientific interventions, and recommend techniques therapists can use to aid remodel their relationships from being gender-based to equality-based.

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Family and Medical Leave Act, enacted in 1993 and heralded as a major piece of legislation designed to help families, guarantees 12 weeks unpaid leave for family needs. Many family members find it irrelevant because they cannot afford to take it. Furthermore, because of several limitations, such as applying only to companies with over 50 employees, two out of five workers in the private sector are not eligible for family leave (Bravo, 2007). The lack of strong public policy support for family life has profound implications for couple equality.

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