Work/Family Reconciliation, Gender Wage Equity and Occupational Segregation: The Role of Firms and Public Policy
This paper presents international comparisons of policies and practices for assisting work/life reconciliation and discusses their relevance for gender wage equity and occupational segregation by gender. It dwells on the contribution of firms, where international analyses are less well developed. Labour market outcomes in different countries are compared with the policies in place. Based on these empirical findings, and a survey of the literature, it offers some guidelines for the development of work/life reconciliation policies, stressing the importance of a longer term perspective on careers, flexible working time, and the balance of activities within the home.
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Volume (Year): 28 (2002)
Issue (Month): s1 (May)
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