ERIC Number: ED460776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Life Compendium, 2001: 150 Canadian Statistics on Work, Family & Well-Being.
Johnson, Karen L.; Lero, Donna S.; Rooney, Jennifer A.
The issue of integrating work and family responsibilities has been the subject of federal, provincial, and territorial policy planning and several task forces in Canada. This report plus executive summary, designed to inform the dialogue and stimulate continued discussion, brings together a wide variety of work-life facts and figures related to changes in the family; child and elder care; labor force participation patterns; income and earnings; industrial, organizational, and workplace change; labor legislation; and public opinion. Following a foreword discussing factors contributing to mounting tensions between work and non-work lives, the compendium is divided into 10 sections: (1) "The Changing Profile of the Labour Force"; (2) "The Changing Profile of the Family"; (3)"Income, Earnings, and Financial Security"; (4) "Industrial and Organizational Change"; (5) "Work Structure and Work Time"; (6) "Child Care and Caregiving for Other Family Members"; (7) "Work-Life Issues and the Employee"; (8) "Work-Life Issues and the Employer"; (9) "Labour Legislation and Other Protections for Workers with Family Responsibilities"; and (10) "Attitudes and Public Opinion." Each section begins with a brief introduction followed by a series of key findings and sources for citation or additional reading. A subject index facilitates searching for topics falling under several sections. The studies presented in the compendium reveal that work-life conflict is increasing and that work-life issues affect individuals, families, and organizations. Further, work-life conflict is not limited to parents. Most Canadian employees do not have access to flexible work arrangements that might help them cope with growing work-life tensions. There is growing evidence that providing supportive and flexible workplaces benefits organizations. (Contains 78 footnotes.) (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Public Opinion, Social Attitudes, Well Being, Work Environment
Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being, University of Guelph, 900 MacKinnon Building, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada. ($25) Tel: 519-824-4120, ext. 3829; Fax: 519-823-1388; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.uoguelph.ca/cfww.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being.; Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada