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    Working, caring and sharing: work-life dilemmas in early motherhood

    Houston, Diane and Marks, G. (2005) Working, caring and sharing: work-life dilemmas in early motherhood. In: Houston, Diane (ed.) Work Life Balance in the Twenty-First Century. Future of Work. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 80-105. ISBN 9781403920621.

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    Book synopsis: 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.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2009 14:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27


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