ERIC Number: ED290885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
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Alternative Work Patterns. Facts on U.S. Working Women. Fact Sheet No. 86-3.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Alternative work schedules can help parents of young children. They are also attractive to students, older workers, handicapped persons, couples desiring to share work and home responsibilities, persons wishing to upgrade skills or switch careers through a return to school, and employers needing to serve the public outside the traditional workday, wanting to use their capital more intensively, or hoping to benefit by reducing absenteeism. Flexitime is an alternative work-time pattern that allows employees to vary their arrival and/or departure times. Experimental approaches allow employees to vary work schedules over the year. A compressed work schedule is one that enables a full-time employee to work the equivalent of a full week in less than five full days. Job sharing refers to the accomplishment of one full-time job by two or more persons, each working part-time. The predominant alternative work schedule for women is part-time work. Temporary work allows flexibility in scheduling while at the same time providing a variety of both work and training experiences. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.