Work-Family Balance

A. Klimczuk, M. Klimczuk-Kochańska, Work-Family Balance, [in:] N. Naples, A. Wong, M. Wickramasinghe, R.C. Hoogland (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey 2016, pp. 1-3 doi: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss523

Posted: 27 Feb 2018

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Andrzej Klimczuk

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

M. Klimczuk-Kochańska

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) - Department of Finance and Management

Date Written: February 16, 2016

Abstract

The concept of work–family balance was introduced in the 1970s in the United Kingdom based on a work–leisure dichotomy, which was invented in the mid-1800s. It is usually related to the act of balancing of inter-role pressures between the work and family domains that leads to role conflict. The conflict is driven by the organizations' views of the “ideal worker” as well as gender disparities and stereotypes that ignore or discount the time spent in the unpaid work of family and community. Solutions for balance include legislation, flexible workplace arrangements, and the market care services.

Keywords: employment, family policy, gender division of labor, labour market, social policy

JEL Classification: J16; J21

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej and Klimczuk-Kochańska, M., Work-Family Balance (February 16, 2016). A. Klimczuk, M. Klimczuk-Kochańska, Work-Family Balance, [in:] N. Naples, A. Wong, M. Wickramasinghe, R.C. Hoogland (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey 2016, pp. 1-3 doi: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss523 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125068

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M. Klimczuk-Kochańska

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) - Department of Finance and Management

Warsaw
Poland

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