Work-life integration : international perspectives on the balancing of multiple roles

2005, Work-life integration : international perspectives on the balancing of multiple roles. Edited by Blyton, Paul, Blunsdon, Betsy, Reed, Ken and Dastmalchian, Ali, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, England.

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Title Work-life integration : international perspectives on the balancing of multiple roles
Editor(s) Blyton, Paul
Blunsdon, Betsy
Reed, Ken
Dastmalchian, Ali
Publication date 2005
Total pages xiii, 246 p.
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, England
Keyword(s) Work and family
Quality of work life
Work-life integration
Summary The question of work-life balance and the difficulties of managing multiple roles is attracting considerable interest. This international collection broadens the focus of these debates and presents recent research findings that will further stimulate theoretical development and empirical studies. While much previous research has focused on the challenges faced by working mothers, the research presented in this collection introduces perspectives that have not been widely included in previous work in the field, such as the voice of children, the challenges that students face, the role of both employers and unions and how different occupational groups experience work-life balancing strategies.
Notes Contents: 1. Introduction : work, life and the work-life issue / Betsy Blunsdon, Paul Blyton, Ken Reed and Ali Dastmalchian -- 2. Work-life integration and the changing context of work / Paul Blyton and Ali Dastmalchian -- 3. Work-life balance policies and practices in the UK : views of an HR practitioner / Pauline Maybery -- 4. Bargaining for balance : union policy on work-life issues in the United Kingdom / Edmund Heery -- 5. State policy and work-life integration : past, present and future approaches / Betsy Blunsdon and Nicola McNeil -- 6. Work-life balance in Canada : rhetoric versus reality / Linda Duxbury and Christopher Higgins -- 7. Work-life balance and flexible working hours - the German experience / Rainer Trinczek -- 8. Should mothers work? : an international comparison of the effect of religion on women's work and family roles / Ken Reed and Betsy Blunsdon -- 9. The childless working life / Brita Bungum -- 10. Adult working students and time use in Taiwan : the moderating effects of credentialism, job stress and family stress / Heh Jason Huang -- 11. Improving services, balancing lives? : a multiple stakeholder perspective on the work-life balance discourse / Susanne Tietze, Gill Musson and Tracy Scurry -- 12. Work patterns and work-life balance challenges in Canadian healthcare / Claudia Steinke -- 13. Commitment, community and happiness : a theoretical framework for understanding lifestyle and work / Carmel Goulding and Ken Reed.
ISBN 9781403946188
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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