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Access to Flexible Working and Informal Care

Bryan, Mark L (2012) 'Access to Flexible Working and Informal Care.' Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 59 (4). pp. 361-389. ISSN 0036-9292

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Abstract

We use matched employer–employee data to explore the relationship between employees’ access to flexible working arrangements and the amount of informal care they provide to sick or elderly friends and relatives. Flexitime and the ability to reduce working hours are each associated with about 13% more hours of informal care. Workplaces do not respond to the presence of carers by providing flexible work, instead there is some underlying selection of carers into flexible workplaces. The wider workplace environment beyond formal flexible work may also facilitate care.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 14:59
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7077

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