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Gender Equality And Work Life Balance

Author : Sarah Blithe
ISBN : 9781317515258
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pressure to achieve work-life "balance" has recently become a significant part of the cultural fabric of working life in United States. A very few privileged employees tout their ability to find balance between their careers and the rest of their lives, but most employees face considerable organizational and economic constraints which hamper their ability to maintain a reasonable "balance" between paid work and other life aspects—and it is not only women who struggle. Increasingly men find it difficult to "do it all." Women have long noted the near impossibility of balancing multiple roles, but it is only recently that men have been encouraged to see themselves beyond their breadwinner selves. Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance describes the work-life practices of men in the United States. The purpose is to increase gender equality at work for all employees. With a focus on leave policy inequalities, this book argues that men experience a phenomenon called "the glass handcuffs," which prevents them from leaving work to participate fully in their families, homes, and other life events, highlighting the cultural, institutional, organizational, and occupational conditions which make gender equality in work-life policy usage difficult. This social justice book ultimately draws conclusions about how to minimize inequalities at work. Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance is unique as it laces together some theoretical concepts which have little previous association, including entrepreneurialism; leave policy, occupational identity, and the economic necessities of families. This book will therefore be of particular interest to researches and academics alike in the disciplines of Gender studies, Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, Sociology and Cultural Studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Comparative Perspectives On Work Life Balance And Gender Equality

Author : Margaret O'Brien
ISBN : 9783319429700
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.39 MB
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book portrays men’s experiences of home alone leave and how it affects their lives and family gender roles in different policy contexts and explores how this unique parental leave design is implemented in these contrasting policy regimes. The book brings together three major theoretical strands: social policy, in particular the literature on comparative leave policy developments; family and gender studies, in particular the analysis of gendered divisions of work and care and recent shifts in parenting and work-family balance; critical studies of men and masculinities, with a specific focus on fathers and fathering in contemporary western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical data from in-depth interviews with fathers across eleven countries, the book shows that the experiences and social processes associated with fathers’ home alone leave involve a diversity of trends, revealing both innovations and absence of change, including pluralization as well as the constraining influence of policy, gender, and social context. As a theoretical and empirical book it raises important issues on modernization of the life course and the family in contemporary societies. The book will be of particular interest to scholars in comparing western societies and welfare states as well as to scholars seeking to understand changing work-life policies and family life in societies with different social and historical pathways.
Category: Social Science

Work Family Balance Gender And Policy

Author : Jane Lewis
ISBN : 9781848447400
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.50 MB
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Looks at the three main components of work-family policy packages - childcare services, flexible working patterns and entitlements to leave from work in order to care - across EU15 Member States, with comparative reference to the US. This work also provides an examination of developments in the UK.
Category: Social Science

Women Men Work And Family In Europe

Author : R. Crompton
ISBN : 9780230800830
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 62.15 MB
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Social changes including an increase in dual-earner families, declining fertility, and growing problems of work-life 'balance' are underway as more women, particularly mothers, enter and remain in paid employment. The authors explore this in a number of European countries (Britain, France, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Portugal).
Category: Social Science

Work Life Balance

Author : Laura Klöpping
ISBN : 9783656136767
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: 1,0, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, language: English, abstract: Due to historical, economical and social changes the roles of work and workplace have changed. This assignment deals with the Work-Life-Balance of working women and men. The importance of this topic raised in the last few years and the need for flexible working models and for example the support of child care is getting more and more important. But how can Work-Life-Balance be defined and what is the importance of it? There is no agreed definition of Work-life Balance. "Work-life Balance is about people having a measure of control over when, where and how they work. It is achieved when an individual's right to a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work is accepted and respected as the norm, to the mutual benefit of the individual, business and society." Only if the relation between life and work, the triangle of time, money and health is balanced, humans can meet the demands of the age of communication with energy and love of life. Also it does not mean an equal balance in units of time. Related terms include "lifestyle balance" and "life balance." There is no perfect, one-size fits all balance one should be striving for. The best Work-Life-Balance is different for everyone because of different priorities and different lives. For some people it means to balance their caring responsibilities for children with work, while others want more time for themselves and for their leisure activities. Trying to schedule an equal number of hours for each work and personal activities is usually unrewarding and unrealistic because "life is and should be more fluid than that" Summarized can be said that Work-Life-Balance can be defined as a satisfactory level of involvement or fit between the multiple roles in a person s life."

Work Life Balance

Author : Janice Arenofsky
ISBN : 9781440847141
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 52.9 MB
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This powerful resource investigates how a positive work–life balance can help create engaged, productive employees, how imbalances in work–life balance create serious issues for workers, and identifies different ways to greatly improve one's work–life balance. • Gives readers an in-depth look at the history of work, from prehistory to the present • Offers practical, scientifically tested solutions to organizational problems such as burnout, absenteeism, and presenteeism • Compares the work–life balance status of the United States with other countries around the world, including those in Europe and Asia • Includes primary documents that emphasize the need for organizational flexibility to allow for creative, de-stressed workers and a satisfied managerial hierarchy
Category: Architecture

Proceedings Of Mac Emm 2014

Author : Collective of authors
ISBN : 9788090544284
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 33.5 MB
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Conference proceedings - Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Economics, Management and Marketing in Prague 2014 (MAC-EMM 2014)
Category: Political Science

Flexible Working And Organisational Change

Author : Bram Peper
ISBN : 178195870X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76.98 MB
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"The central aim of this book is to consider to what extent changes in organisations and in the nature of jobs are compatible with the need, increasingly expressed by employees, for greater integration between work and family life. The book questions what sort of dilemmas modern and future employees face, in terms of shaping their careers and organising their lives at home. The authors formulate answers to these problematic questions by shedding light on relevant developments in the European labour markets, the European workplaces, in (flexible) working patterns, changing preferences for working hours and in gender relations at work.".
Category: Business & Economics