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    "Balancing Act": the impact of caring responsibilities on career progression in the performing arts

    McDowall, Almuth and Gamblin, David and Teoh, Kevin and Raine, R. and Ehnold-Danailov, A. (2019) "Balancing Act": the impact of caring responsibilities on career progression in the performing arts. Technical Report. Parents & Carers in Performing Arts.

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    Abstract

    PiPA and the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, set out to investigate the link between caring responsibilities and career progression in the performing arts to inform necessary steps for a collective approach to increasing business resilience by supporting the carer and parent workforce in the industry. This Balancing Act Survey provides evidence that a shift is needed to enable parents and carers to continue fulfilling careers as part of an engaged sector which makes a substantial contribution to the UK economy. Supportive working practices and effective policy changes, which should also focus on freelancers, can help to ensure that the performing arts sector is reflective of UK society. Just over 2,500 UK workers from the performing arts (including over 1,000 parents and carers), across music, theatre and dance (including on- and off-stage workers) gave up their time to provide valuable data and a unique insight into the industries in the Balancing Act Survey. This in-depth approach gathered robust quantitative and qualitative data benchmarked against available national data on earnings, work-life balance and other indices where available. Work in the performing arts has particular requirements that present unique challenges.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Kevin Teoh
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 12:23
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 18:17
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27437

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