Attitudes to flexible working and family life

Diane Houston and Julie A. Waumsley

Attitudes to flexible working and family life
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Diane Houston and Julie A. Waumsley

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

68 pages
Paper $25.50 ISBN: 9781861345493 Published December 2003 For sale in North and South America only
This report is the first to examine attitudes towards flexible working and family life. Drawing on a study of over 1500 members of the Amalgamated Electrical and Engineering Union (AEEU) and interviews with 53 AEEU shop stewards, the report:·[vbTab]examines attitudes to, and uptake of, flexible working practices among employees who work full-time;·[vbTab]compares the attitudes of women and men, those who do and do not have caring responsibilities and those at different occupational levels;·[vbTab]considers the ways in which workplace culture and individual circumstances determine attitudes to flexible working;·[vbTab]explores the career implications of flexible working.
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