Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102343
Authors: 
Possenriede, Daniel
Plantenga, Janneke
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8436
Abstract: 
In this paper we analyse the effects of arrangements that provide temporal and locational flexibility of work (TLF), namely flexi-time, telehomework, and part-time work, on employees' satisfaction with the fit between working time and private life and their overall job satisfaction. TLF arrangements provide employees with more control over their working life and therefore are likely to improve on the match between paid work and private life. Based on Dutch household panel data, the results show that TLF arrangements, flexi-time in particular, are generally associated with sizeable increases in satisfaction with working-time fit and overall job satisfaction. Somewhat surprisingly, the effects hardly differ between male and female employees and between employees with and without children. Temporal and locational flexibility apparently appeals not only to employees with family responsibilities but more general to all employees.
Subjects: 
flexi-time
job satisfaction
locational flexibility
part-time work
telehomework
temporal flexibility
working-time fit
JEL: 
J22
J28
M52
M54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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