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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
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Item reserves
Book Book Australia
208 CRA 2014 (Browse shelf) Available
Book Book New Zealand
209 WIF (Browse shelf) Available
Total holds: 0

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.

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