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Family-Friendly Work Practices in Britain: Availability and Awareness

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  • John Budd
  • Karen Mumford

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We use linked data on over 20,000 individuals and almost 1,500 workplaces from the Workplace Employee Relations Survey 1998 to analyze the perceived and actual availability of six major family-friendly work practices amongst British employees. We find a low base rate of actual availability, a lower rate of perceived availability, and evidence that accurate awareness of availability is further limited. We identify a range of individual worker and workplaces characteristics that are associated with greater perceived availability and typically also to awareness.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of York in its series Discussion Papers with number 02/01.

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  1. Nick Bloom & Tobias Kretschmer & John Van Reenen, 2006. "Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity," CEP Special Papers 16, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. Mumford, Karen A. & Smith, Peter N., 2007. "Assessing the Importance of Male and Female Part-Time Work for the Gender Earnings Gap in Britain," IZA Discussion Papers 2981, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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