Work-Family Linkages


  • Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
  • Romila Singh

Document type: Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry

Year: 2003


  • Roles
  • Spillover
  • Wellbeing
  • Work and Family


  • Business and Management


In the last three decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of research devoted to understanding the linkages between work and family life. A variety of linking mechanisms have been proposed that explain the nature of the relationship between work and family roles (Edwards & Rothbard, 2000), the most prominent of which are conflict (or interference), accommodation, enrichment, compensation, and segmentation.

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