chapter  6
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Demographic Implications for Work-Family Research

As the science of the study of populations, demography is essentially a cross-disciplinary field and thus has much to otrer work-family researchers. In its most basic fonn, demography starts with two related informational efforts: lt counts people and it places them, either where they live or where they work. I Thus, demography brings geographic as weil as social and economic dimensions to the study of work and family. This allows other disciplines to analyze the relationship between such important factors as transportation and/or housing and work issues, or early childhood education and matemal employment.