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

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Wattis, L.; Standing, K.; Yerkes, M.A.;
  • Subject: work-life balance | gender | paid work | International (English) | Taverne | care | women

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 conce... View more
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