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date: 24 October 2019

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This chapter explores scholarship on work, family, and community, suggesting ways to move it forward in new and exciting directions. Different ways of conceptualizing community are described, along with issues surrounding the lack of conceptual clarity in the treatment of community in the work–family literature. The main theories that are used to guide the study of community, work, and family are outlined, including ecological theory, life-course theory, and the demands and resources perspective. The existing work–family and community scholarship is described, with a focus on how community is related to family, work–family, and individual outcomes. Emerging scholarship on family supportive communities is explored, along with scholarship on the impact of contemporary work–family trends on community involvement. Lastly, promising areas for future research are proposed, with an eye toward identifying solutions at the community level for working families.

Keywords: Community, Work and family, Community demands, Community resources, Community and work, Community and family

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