“Flexible work arrangements have been important for work-family studies because the interface between work and family demands is a significant cause of interrole conflict, defined by Greenhaus and Beutell (1985, p. 77) as conflict experienced, “when pressures arising in one role are incompatible with pressures arising in another role.” (Rau, 2003)

Rau, B. (2003). Flexible work arrangements, a Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia entry. Retrieved March 30, 2007, from