Organisations, careers and caring

Rosemary Crompton, Jane Dennett, and Andrea Wigfield

Organisations, careers and caring
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Rosemary Crompton, Jane Dennett, and Andrea Wigfield

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

60 pages
Paper $23.95 ISBN: 9781861345004 Published November 2003 For sale in North and South America only
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:·[vbTab]assesses the impact of employment breaks and part-time working on the careers of women and men;·[vbTab]evaluates the effectiveness of work-life balance policies;·[vbTab]explores organisational cultures and systems and how they affect the implementation of these policies;·[vbTab]discusses attitudes to career development and its effects on family life.
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