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Published: 02 July 2015

316 Pages | 16 Figures, 17 Tables


ISBN: 9780198743712

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Worklife Balance

The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Edited by Barbara Hobson

  • Addresses issues of work-life balance including health, quality of life, and the sustainability of some welfare states
  • Interdisciplinary with a multi-level design that covers individual/household, firm, work organisational culture, and policy levels
  • Makes the capabilities approach tangible and accessible
  • Studies based on original data including innovative comparative questionnaires and focus groups in firms
  • Includes case studies from Western Europe and Japan
  • Gender focus that considers agency inequalities in work-life balance for men as well as women

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