Gender, occupational class and work-life conflict. UK in comparative perspective
Lyonette, Clare, 1960- and Crompton, Rosemary. (2010) Gender, occupational class and work-life conflict. UK in comparative perspective. Sociologia del Lavoro . p. 119. ISSN 0392-5048Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3280/SL2010-119009
The changing attitudes and expectations of women, the need for two incomes in many families, the development of the economy and employment have resulted in increasing female employment. In a framework in which strategies to support the participation of women in the labor market vary considerably at the national level, the paper discusses the perceived conflict between family and work in five European countries. In particular, the study on the UK highlights the importance of occupational class: they are those engaged in senior management roles who live a more problematic, even in the ratio of the average working hours more dilated. And this is especially true for women. The latter are thus confronted with a difficult choice. If you opt for a career and then decide to work full time, in fact accept the potential for conflict between the spheres of life that such a choice brings. On the other hand, part-time would seriously penalized, even allowing for easier compatibility of roles. This and the consequent implications on policies are discussed in the essay.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Alternative Title:||Genere, classe e conflittualità tra vita e lavoro. Il Regno Unito in prospettiva comparata|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Work-life balance -- Cross-cultural studies, Work and family -- Cross-cultural studies, Working mothers -- Cross-cultural studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociologia del Lavoro|
|Publisher:||Franco Angeli Edizioni|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||p. 119|
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