Flexible Daily Work Schedules in U.S. Jobs: Formal Introductions Needed?

28 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2008

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Lonnie Golden

Pennsylvania State University - Abington College; Economic Policy Institute; Project for Middle Class Renewal


The incidence of flexible daily starting and ending times of work presumably reflects the various underlying motivations of employers to offer them either as a formal workplace program or on a more selective basis. Access to scheduling flexibility is greater for managerial and professional, long hours, private sector, salaried and nonunion jobs, and for parents and men. This advantage is gained primarily through means other than a formal flexi-time plan. Implementation of more formal programs would likely promote more equity in access.

Suggested Citation

Golden, Lonnie, Flexible Daily Work Schedules in U.S. Jobs: Formal Introductions Needed?. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 27-54, January 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1313928 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00544.x

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