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ERIC Number: EJ761900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Work-Family Conflict, Children, and Hour Mismatches in Australia
Reynolds, Jeremy; Aletraris, Lydia
Journal of Family Issues, v28 n6 p749-772 2007
This article helps integrate research on work hours and work-family issues by examining how work-family conflict is related to the desire for more and fewer hours of work. Using the first wave of the Household Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia survey, we find that work-to-family conflict is associated with a desire for fewer hours of work. Family-to-work conflict, however, is only weakly associated with desired work hour changes, and we find some evidence that it makes women want to increase the number of hours they work. We also find evidence of moderating effects: Work-to-family conflict is more likely to make women want fewer hours when they have preschool children. We conclude that many working parents see work hour reductions as a way to cope with work-family conflict but that people prefer different coping strategies depending on their gender and family situation. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia