Title

Women of Color and Work–Life Balance in an Urban Environment: What Is Reality?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Urban Social Work

Publication Date

2018

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Background: Work–life balance is a significant issue for women of color in an urban environment whether one is engaged in academia, traditional work, remote/dispersed work, or entrepreneurial work. As women of color attempt to address the tangible and intangible aspects of the “life” portion associated with the work–life balance discussion, elements such as race, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, and caregiver demands toward primary and extended family are often ignored. Objective: This article expands the work–life balance discussion to include urban women of color. Methods: Uses the lens of a womanist epistemology that incorporates critical race feminist theory while capturing viewpoints of four urban women of color who are social workers in the academy. Findings: reflect a nuanced voice challenging the work-life balance discussion to work life management.

DOI

10.1891/2474-8684.2.1.80

Keywords

Economic Advancement

Disciplines

Social Work

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