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The nature and pattern of family-friendly employment policies in Britain

By Shirley Dex and Colin Smith

Published

1 May 2002

Page count

56 pages

Series

ISBN

978-1861344335

Dimensions

297 x 210 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
The nature and pattern of family-friendly employment policies in Britain

There is need for a more detailed understanding of employers' motivations for offering flexible working and the outcomes of different policies and practices for both employers and employees.

This report draws on data from a large-scale national survey of workplace employee relations (WERS) to fill these gaps in our knowledge and understanding. It is the first time these issues have been explored through analysis of such a large and representative sample of companies and employees.

Introduction; Family-friendly arrangements in British establishments; Employee access to family-friendly policies and practices; Employee commitment as an outcome; The business case for having family-friendly policies; Conclusions.

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