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Working hours and Work-Life Balance Satisfaction in Couples

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  • Nathalie Georges

    (ENSAE ParisTech - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique)

  • Dominique Méda

    () (CEE - Centre d'études de l'emploi - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé)

  • Danièle Trancart

    (CEE - Centre d'études de l'emploi - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé)

Abstract

Over the past several years, many studies have highlighted the strategic nature of working hours, the way they are determined, their regularity and their predictability to judge the qualities of a job and how family life and work life are reconciled. Our results confirm those obtained by previous studies and clarify them, while also showing that both the working hours of the persons questioned and those of their spouse constitute a central variable. We will first review the results from the available French studies and then demonstrate how couples' working hours influence their work-life balance satisfaction.

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  • Nathalie Georges & Dominique Méda & Danièle Trancart, 2010. "Working hours and Work-Life Balance Satisfaction in Couples," Working Papers halshs-00809667, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00809667 Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00809667
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