Work-Life Integration: International Perspectives on the Balancing of Multiple Roles

Work-Life Integration: International Perspectives on the Balancing of Multiple Roles


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Work-Life Integration: International Perspectives on the Balancing of Multiple Roles by P. Blyton

The question of work-life balance and the difficulties of managing multiple roles is attracting considerable interest. This international collection broadens the focus of these debates and presents recent research findings that will further stimulate theoretical development and empirical studies. While much previous research has focused on the challenges faced by working mothers, the research presented in this collection introduces perspectives that have not been widely included in previous work in the field, such as the voice of children, the challenges that students face, the role of both employers and unions and how different occupational groups experience work-life balancing strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403946188
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/17/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

BRITA BUNGUM Doctoral student, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
LINDA DUXBERY Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada
CARMEL GOULDING PhD student, Deakin University, Australia
EDMUND HEERY Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
CHRIS HIGGINS Professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada
HEH JASON HUANG Professor of Management and Dean of International Affairs, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
PAULINE MAYBERY Independent Human Resource Consultant
NICOLA McNEIL Lecturer in Management, LaTrobe University, Australia
GILL MUSSON Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and HRM, Sheffield Management School, University of Sheffield, UK
TRACY SCURRY Research Fellow, Nottingham Trent University, UK
CLAUDIA STEINKE PhD student in Organizational Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
SUSANNE TIETZE Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Bradford University School of Management, UK
RAINER TRINCZEK Professor of Sociology, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Preface List of Contributors Introduction: Work, Life and the Work-Life Issue; B.Blunsdon, P.Blyton, K.Reed & A.Dastmalchian Work-life Integration and the Changing Context of Work; P.Blyton & A.Dastmalchian Work-life Balance Policies and Practices in the UK: Views of an HR Practitioner; P.Maybery Bargaining for Balance: Union Policy on Work-Life Issues in the United Kingdom; E.Heery State Policy and Work-life Integration: Past, Present and Future Approaches; B.Blunsdon & N.McNeil Work-Life Balance in Canada: Rhetoric versus Reality; L.Duxbury & C.Higgins Work-life Balance and Flexible Working Hours: The German Experience; R.Trinczek Should Mothers Work? An International Comparison of the Effect of Religion on Women's Work and Family Roles; K.Reed & B.Blunsdon The Childless Working Life; B.Bungum Adult Working Students and Time Use in Taiwan: The Moderating Effects of Credentialism, Job Stress and Family Stress; H.J.Huang Improving Services, Balancing Lives? A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective on the Work-Life Balance Discourse; S.Tietze, G.Musson & T.Scurry Work Patterns and Work-Life Balance Challenges in Canadaian Healthcare; C.Steinke Commitment, Community and Happiness: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Lifestyle and Work; C.Goulding & K.Reed Author Index Subject Index

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