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Company-level family policies: Who has access to it and what are some of its outcomes

Chung, Heejung (2021) Company-level family policies: Who has access to it and what are some of its outcomes. In: Nieuwenhuis, Rense and Van Lancker, Wim, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-54617-5. E-ISBN 978-3-030-54618-2. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-54618-2) (KAR id:83879)


Despite the increase in number of studies that examine the cross-national variation in the policy configuration that allow a better work-family integration, very few look beyond the national levels. It is also crucial to examine occupational level welfare since companies may restrict or expand the existing national level regulations, defining the “final availability” workers actual have towards various arrangements. In addition, companies may provide various additional arrangements through occupational policies which are not set out in the national level agreements that are crucial in addressing reconciliation needs of workers. This chapter examines what types of arrangements are provided at the company level to address work-family demands of workers. It further provides a synthesis of studies that examine both national level contexts and individual level characteristics that explain who gets access to company level family-friendly policies, which is linked to the possible outcomes of these policies.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-54618-2
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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: 03 Nov 2020 15:47 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 03:18 UTC
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