Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33363
Authors: 
Budd, John W.
Mumford, Karen
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1662
Abstract: 
Using linked data for British workplaces and employees we find a low base rate of workplace-level availability for five family-friendly work practices - parental leave, paid leave, job sharing, subsidized child care, and working at home - and a substantially lower rate of individual-level perceived accessibility. Our results demonstrate that statistics on workplace availability drastically overstate the extent to which employees perceive that family-friendly are accessible to them personally. British workplaces appear to be responding slowly and perhaps disingenuously to pressures to enhance family-friendly work practices.
Subjects: 
family friendly
perceived
access
availability
JEL: 
J13
J32
J70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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