publication . Report . 2004

The work-family balance in collective agreements. More female employees, more provisions?

Schreuder, K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Unknown Publisher
  • Country: Netherlands
No one will question that the share of women working in the Dutch labour market increased over the last decades. It is also apparent that there is a rapid development of childcare and other work-family balance provisions in collective labour agreements (CLAs): either these provisions are being included in collective agreements, or existing provisions are being expanded. The reasons for this are obvious: from the employee’s point of view, childcare provisions make it interesting for women to join or stay in the labour market; from the employer’s point of view, although it may be a costly issue, these provisions may help attract and retain female employees. The ma...
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