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Family-friendly work practices: differences within and between workplaces

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  • Matthew Gray

    (Australian National University)

  • Jacqueline Tudball

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One of the major economic and social changes of recent decades has been the large increase in the number of mothers in paid employment. As a consequence, there has been increasing recognition by employers of the importance of family-friendly work arrangements to assist parents to balance work and family responsibilities. This research is the first large-scale analysis of the extent to which employees within organisations in Australia have differential access to a range of family-friendly work practices.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0405003.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: 13 May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0405003

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  1. Nick Bloom & Tobias Kretschmer & John Van Reenan, 2009. "Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity," NBER Chapters, in: International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, pages 15-54 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. YAMAMOTO Isamu & MATSUURA Toshiyuki, 2012. "Effect of Work-Life Balance Practices on Firm Productivity: Evidence from Japanese firm-level panel data," Discussion papers 12079, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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