Objective: This article examines Chilean working parents' perceptionsabout the right to childcare, care needs, and the future of this right.Background: There is widespread debate about working parents' care strategiesand their capacity to reconcile work and family. Latin American studies haveconcentrated on welfare regimens, social protection policies, and flexibilityin the labor market. However, few studies have [Read More...]
This study explored how fathers’ occupational status shapes their constructions, experiences, and negotiations of Flexible Working. In particular, we examined whether occupational status impacted men’s access to, and the acceptability of using FWAs for the purposes of care. Data from semi-structured interviews with 43 working fathers from diverse occupational roles within the Australian financial sector [Read More...]
The purpose of this article is to examine the availability of work–life balance (WLB) practices and the role of work–life balance supportive culture (WLBSC) in the retention of employees in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through job satisfaction and organisational commitment. The organisations are increasingly conscious that the companies’ competitive advantage rests upon the retention [Read More...]
The Influence of Gender Discrimination, Supervisor Support, and Government Support on Saudi Female Journalists’ Job Stress and Satisfaction.
From the perspectives of Saudi female journalists, the current studyexamined the predictive associations between gender discrimination,supervisor support, government support, and work-related outcomes (i.e., jobstress and job satisfaction). Supporting our predictions, regression analysesresults revealed that perceptions of gender discrimination were positivelyand perceptions of supervisor support were negatively associated with jobstress. In addition, we found that perceptions [Read More...]
Explaining the gender gap in negotiation performance: Social network ties outweigh internal barriers
Gender disparities in negotiation outcomes contribute to inequality inthe workplace and beyond. Explanations of gender gaps in negotiation oftenfocus on internal barriers women face as a consequence of contending withstigma in the workplace and other historically male‐dominated environments,such as stereotype threat and apprehension about negotiating. However, stigmais also associated with relational consequences that may influence [Read More...]
Household-based care work is a particular labor sector that presentschallenges to organizing politically, including isolation and lack ofcoverage by labor laws. In the United States, domestic workers' organizationshave since the 1990s been led by immigrants of color, and in ten states theywere successful at establishing state regulations on domestic work. Thisarticle examines the collective identity [Read More...]
The limitations of overtime limits to reduce long working hours: Evidence from the 2018 to 2021 working time reform in Korea.
This article provides a first assessment of the causal impact of the2018–2021 reform in Korea meant to combat its long working‐hour culture. Thereform consists of lowering the statutory limit on total weekly working hoursfrom 68 to 52. We apply a difference‐in‐difference approach in which we takeadvantage of the stepwise implementation of the reform by firm [Read More...]
Work, life and COVID‐19: a rapid review and practical recommendations for the post‐pandemic workplace
Remote working because of the COVID‐19 pandemic has eroded boundariesbetween work and home, necessitating the need to evaluate the long‐termimpacts of these changes and mitigate any negative effects on workers'work‐life experiences. To do so, we reviewed and examined work‐life researchpublished since the start of the pandemic. The review yielded a sample of 303work‐life scholarly articles, [Read More...]
A woman’s got to be what a woman’s got to be? How managerial assessment centers perpetuate gender inequality.
Why do women receive equal or better performance ratings than men inmanagerial assessment centers even when they are structured in ways thatsystematically disadvantage them? This study provides the first attempt tounderstand this managerial assessment center gender paradox using in-depthinterviews with managerial assessment center evaluators for a largesemi-military governmental organization. The study revealed that themanagerial assessment [Read More...]
Communicating across the borders: managing work-life boundaries through communication in various domains
Communicating work issues at home and home issues at work, also known asacross-the-border (ATB) communication, is a part of everyday work and familyinteraction. This study focuses on the concept of ATB communication, usingWork/Family Border Theory, according to which the boundaries between work andprivate life are seen as negotiated and shaped through social interactionsand practices. We [Read More...]