The ability of work-life balance policies to influence key social/organisational issues.

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Title The ability of work-life balance policies to influence key social/organisational issues.
Author Brough, Paula; Holt, Jackie; Bauld, Rosie Sarah; Biggs, Amanda Joy; Ryan, Claire Margaret
Journal Name Asian-Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Editor Malcom Rimmer, Robin Kramar, Timothy Bartram
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract There is increasing evidence that work—life imbalance has a direct impact on societal issues, such as delayed parenting, declining fertility rates, ageing populations, and decreasing labour supply. It is documented that work—life balance policies are beneficial for individuals, their families, organisations, and society. However, other evidence demonstrates that the associated benefits are not always realised and work—life balance policies can result in reinforced gender inequities and increased levels of work—life conflict. This paper reviews the ability of work—life balance policies to actually influence some key social and organisational issues. Current developments, such as an increased casual workforce and the impact of changes in newly industrialised nations, are discussed. Recommendations for work—life balance to be addressed via a comprehensive multilevel approach are made.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 SAGE Publications. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 46
Issue Number 3
Page from 261
Page to 274
ISSN 1038-4111
Date Accessioned 2008-12-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Behavioural Basis of Health; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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