The wife drought : why women need wives, and men need lives / by Annabel Crabb
By: Crabb, Annabel.Publisher: North Sydney, NSW : Ebury Press, 2014Description: 282 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780857984265.Subject(s): Professional women | Careers | Work life balance
|Item type||Home library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item reserves|
|Book||Australia||208 CRA 2014 (Browse shelf)||Not for loan||CA011000|
|Book||New Zealand||209 WIF (Browse shelf)||Issued Not for loan||07/04/2020||CA007716|
Awful men, hopeless women -- Looking at things the wrong way up -- With this ring, I thee make redundant -- Meanwhile, on the home front -- A question of competence -- What's a wife worth? -- Public life? Need a wife! -- Role reversal.
Discusses women, men, family life and work. Offers stories from the author's home life and her work in media and politics. Includes research and historical nuggets about the role of 'the wife'. Discusses how anyone who reduces their paid work to perform unpaid tasks in the home is at a distinct professional disadvantage and advises that men need to step up to the task to free women up to succeed.