publication . Preprint . 2011

Work-Life Balance in Sweden: Working in a flexible and autonomous manner (Japanese)

TAKAHASHI Mieko;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2011
Abstract
The main aim of this paper is to study to what extent a work-life balance (WLB) policy has been implemented in Sweden and to analyze the strategy that the country has put into practice, as the country—from a comparative perspective—is considered to be one of the leaders in this context. A review of the process for implementing such policy in Sweden shows that a WLB policy has been promoted from an egalitarian gender ideology for almost four decades. Comparing a quantitative data set collected from a survey of private companies in five countries, namely, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Germany, I find that the Swedish WLB policy at the com...
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