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ERIC Number: EJ995007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Conflict between Work and Family: An Investigation of Four Policy Measures
Ruppanner, Leah
Social Indicators Research, v110 n1 p327-347 Jan 2013
Welfare states enact a range of policies aimed at reducing work-family conflict. While welfare state policies have been assessed at the macro-level and work-family conflict at the individual-level, few studies have simultaneously addressed these relationships in a cross-national multi-level model. This study addresses this void by assessing the relationship between work-family and family-work conflict and family-friendly policies in 10 countries. Applying a unique multi-level data set that couples country-level policy data with individual-level data (N = 7,895) from the 2002 International Social Survey Programme, the author analyzes the relationship between work-family and family-work conflict and four specific policy measures: family leave, work scheduling, school scheduling, and early childhood education and care. The results demonstrate that mothers and fathers report less family-work and mothers less work-family conflict in countries with more expansive family leave policies. Also, in countries with longer school schedules mothers report less and women without children more work-family conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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