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"Acknowledgment that many women and men want to parent their own children, and that day care and flexible schedule options are only part of the solution… eliminate the fundamental temporal incompatibilities that remain at the heart of work-family experience." (Schor)

A new paradigm proposed by Joan Williams calling for three shifts, "The first calls for eliminating the ideal-worker norm in market work; the second calls for eliminating the ideal-worker norm in family entitlements. The third calls for changing the ways we talk about gender" (p.4). (Williams, 2000).

Glossary Source: 

Schor, J. (2003, May 12). Work Time and Gender Inequities, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Williams, J. (2000). Unbending gender: Why family and work conflict and what to do about it. New York: Oxford University Press.