Work-life balance practices and the gender gap in job satisfaction in the UK: evidence from matched employer-employee data

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Asadullah, Niaz; Fernández, Rosa M.;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: Frauenpolitik | C13 | Personalwirtschaft | gender segregation | Großbritannien | Work Life Balance | Geschlecht | work-life balance practices | Arbeitszufriedenheit | job satisfaction, work-life balance practices, gender segregation, matched employer-employee data | Job satisfaction | matched employer-employee data
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:C13 | jel:J28 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper examines the role of work-life balance practices (WLB) in explaining the “paradox of the contented female worker”. After establishing that females report higher levels of job satisfaction than men in the UK, we test whether firm characteristics such as WLB an... View more
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