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Women need flexible work, but men get it – issues in R&D work efficiency

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  • Marit Rebane
  • Aaro Hazak
  • Kadri Männasoo

Flexible working time is often advocated as a means of providing better employment opportunities for women by considering the time constraints related to their family obligations. Based on our survey among Estonian creative R&D employees in 2015 and 2016, we find that there is a selection mechanism in filling positions that provide a flexible working time option. In other words, there is a higher probability that certain types of employees get jobs with flexitime than others. It appears that men have much better chances of getting flexible working time despite the understanding that it is women who need flexitime more.

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Paper provided by Department of Finance and Economics, Tallinn University of Technology in its series TUT Economic Research Series with number 30.

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Date of creation: 31 Aug 2017
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