Organisations, careers and caring (Family and Work Series)

Organisations, careers and caring (Family and Work Series)

By: Jane Dennett (author), Rosemary Crompton (author), Andrea Wigfield (author)Paperback

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With the increase in mothers' employment both the government and many employers are promoting flexible working policies to improve work-life 'balance'. This report considers the effects of these changes on the lives of both women and men. It examines three employment sectors in detail - banking, grocery retail and local authorities. Drawing on the views of employees themselves, the report: * assesses the impact of employment breaks and part-time working on the careers of women and men; * evaluates the effectiveness of work-life balance policies; * explores organisational cultures and systems and how they affect the implementation of these policies; * discusses attitudes to career development and its effects on family life.

About Author

Rosemary Crompton is Professor of Sociology at City University, London. Jane Dennett is a Researcher at the University of Kent. Andrea Wigfield is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.


Introduction and background; Flexible working and employment careers; Work-life integration, organisational policies and organisational cultures; Women, men, caring and careers; Conclusions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781861345004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 60
  • ID: 9781861345004
  • ISBN10: 1861345003

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