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Employee availability for work and family: Three Swedish case studies

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Author Ann Bergman and Jean Gardiner
Source Employee Relations
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This article examines different issues related to work-life balance as a function of sex and occupation, using 2,192 employees across three organizations in Sweden. The results revealed that men had a tendency to work more overtime than women, and that white-collar employees were more likely to work overtime than blue-collar employees. Men were also more likely to report working at home, though men and women did not report significant differences in terms of the amount of time off they spent with the family. Finally, white-collar workers reported a greater propensity to work at home, though white and blue-collar employees did not report significant differences in terms of spending time off with the family.

Keywords family, gender, jobs, hours of work, Sweden
Reference

Bergman, A., & Gardiner, J. (2007). Employee availability for work and family: Three Swedish case studies. Employee Relations, 29(4), 400-414.

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