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Gender, flexibility stigma, and the perceived negative consequences of flexible working in the UK

Chung, Heejung (2020) Gender, flexibility stigma, and the perceived negative consequences of flexible working in the UK. Social Indicators Research, 151 (2). pp. 521-545. ISSN 0303-8300. (doi:10.1007/s11205-018-2036-7) (KAR id:70102)

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Abstract

This study examines the prevalence and the gender differences in the perceptions and experiences of

purposes are less productive and less committed to the workplace. This is done by using the 4th wave

workers agree to the statement that those who work flexibly generate more work for others and 32%

to the former, while women especially mothers are more likely to agree to the latter. Similarly, men

again mothers are more likely to say they experienced negative career consequences due to their own

why people experience negative career outcomes, and can partially explain why mothers are more

reverse, namely, the stigma towards part-time workers may be due to negative perceptions society

flexibility stigma is gendered, in that men are more likely to discriminate against flexible workers,

while women, especially mothers, are more likely to suffer from such discrimination.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11205-018-2036-7
Uncontrolled keywords: Flexible working, Flexibility stigma, career consequences, UK, gender inequality, gender, parental status
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1236 Women and the state. Women's rights. Women's political activity
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Heejung Chung
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 12:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70102 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chung, Heejung: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6422-6119
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