Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century - Future of Work (Hardback)
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Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century - Future of Work (Hardback)

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Hardback 271 Pages / Published: 05/04/2005
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As we begin the twenty-first century, UK employees work the longest hours in Europe. Workplace stress and home responsibilities are among the top five causes of absence from work. Yet work-life balance has emerged as a key concern for employers, policy makers and the media. This edited volume contains findings from 14 research projects within the ESRC's Future of Work Programme. The research examines the notion of employment flexibility and the effects of gender and care responsibilities on work and work performance. Conflicting needs of employers and employees and the gender divisions in work and family life call into question the feasibility of achieving the Government's aim of work-life balance for everyone.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403920621
Number of pages: 271
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


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'This important book is the culmination of seven years of study, carried out by economists, psychologists and sociologists in the UK. It's not a self-help book, but an in-depth analysis of UK working practices, from stay-at-home parents and part-time workers to workaholics. Readers may gain inspiration from some of the book's case studies, and employers may find useful the discussion of flexible and part-time working. It's a valuable overview of how we live and work.' - Management Today

'...a highly useful volume offering something to readers from different disciplines and with different perspectives, but at the same time presenting an opportunity to engage with the debate in a broader manner.' - Gill Kirton, Industrial Relations Journal

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