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dc.contributor.authorAsadullah, Mohammad Niazen_US
dc.contributor.authorFernández, Rosa M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:25Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008071179en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34882-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the role of work-life balance practices (WLB) in explaining the paradox of the contented female worker. After establishing that females report higher levels of job satisfaction than men in the UK, we test whether firm characteristics such as WLB and gender segregation boost the satisfaction of women proportionately more than that of men, thereby explaining why the former are reportedly happier. The results prove that WLB practices increase the likelihood of reporting higher satisfaction but similarly for both demographic groups thereby reducing the gender gap in job satisfaction only slightly. Still, the results indicate that WLB practices at the forefront of worker welfare policy improve the wellbeing of the workforce. Experiments with firm-fixed effects allowed by the matched dimension of the data reveal that firm effects are relevant but they only explain a half of the gender gap in job satisfaction, suggesting that the other half may be due to individual heterogeneity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3582en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordJob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordwork-life balance practicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender segregationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatched employer-employee dataen_US
dc.subject.stwWork Life Balanceen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwPersonalwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleWork-life balance practices and the gender gap in job satisfaction in the UK: evidence from matched employer-employee dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn573334811en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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