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Work-life balance and social class

Evans, Samantha and Wyatt, Madeleine (2024) Work-life balance and social class. In: Wilkinson, Krystal and Woolnough, Helen, eds. Work-Life Inclusion: Broadening perspectives across the life-course. Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, UK. ISBN 978-1-80382-220-4. (KAR id:106269)


This chapter challenges middle-class bias in work-life literature by examining work-life balance dynamics through a social class perspective. It reveals class-based disparities in physical, temporal, and psychological outcomes, including the role of economic capital in work-life balance and the challenges encountered by the socially mobile in achieving psychological balance. It emphasizes the need to acknowledge social class implications for work-life balance and urges organisations to address class-based inconsistencies and inequalities in their practices.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Work life balance, social class, borders, class travel, social mobility, temporal, physical, psychological
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Samantha Evans
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2024 12:12 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024 11:34 UTC
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