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Gender Differences in the Perception of Work-Life Balance


  • Niharika Doble

    (Anna University, India)

  • M.V. Supriya

    (Anna University, India)


This paper addresses work-life balance across genders. Both men and women reported experiencing work life imbalance. Organisational efforts at providing a supportive work environment are appreciated as they goes a long way towards enhancing worklife balance. In the post liberalisation context, Indian organisations are trying to enable work life balance through initiatives including flex times, part time work, provision of child care facilities. These initiatives are quite similar to those that are provided in other countries. No doubt, this is a promising trend. Yet, the respondents in this sample have reported their inability to balance work and home. In the light of this observation, the paper suggests the need to improve work life balance practices to enable employees to balance their lives. This will ensure a congenial work place for employees and make work more meaningful to them.

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  • Niharika Doble & M.V. Supriya, 2010. "Gender Differences in the Perception of Work-Life Balance," Management, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 5(4), pages 331-342.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmng:v:5:y:2010:i:4:p:331-342

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