publication . Article . 2013

Mothers and work-life balance: exploring the contradictions and complexities involved in work-family negotiation.

Louise Wattis; Kay Standing; Mara A. Yerkes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Country: Netherlands
textabstractThis article presents data from a project exploring women's experiences of work and care. It focuses primarily on work-life balance as a problematic concept. Social and economic transformations across advanced post-industrial economies have resulted in concerns about how individuals manage their lives across the two spheres of work and family and achieve a work-life balance. Governments across the European Union have introduced various measures to address how families effectively combine care with paid work. Research within this area has tended to focus on work-life balance as an objective concept, which implies a static and fixed state fulfilled by ...
free text keywords: Taverne, International (English), care, gender, paid work, women, work-life balance, Development, Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, Social psychology, Sociology, Coping (psychology), Negotiation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public relations, business.industry, business, International English, Work–life balance, Qualitative research, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance
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