Women’s employment patterns after childbirth and the perceived access to and use of flexitime and teleworking

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Chung, Heejung; Van der Horst, Mariska;
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Journal: Human Relations; Studies towards the Integration of the Social Sciences,volume 71,issue 1,pages47-72 (issn: 0018-7267)
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  • Subject: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) | flexible working | Social Sciences(all) | working hours | H | mothers’ employment | women’s careers | Strategy and Management | Management of Technology and Innovation | Articles | panel survey

This article sets out to investigate how flexitime and teleworking can help women maintain their careers after childbirth. Despite the increased number of women in the labour market in the UK, many significantly reduce their working hours or leave the labour market alto... View more
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