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Title2005 National Study of Employers
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis major US study found that small businesses tend to offer their employees greater flexibility (eg flextime, returning to work gradually after childbirth) while large companies employing more than 1,000 employees tend to offer more direct-cost benefits (eg retirement plans, employment assistance programmes).
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Author(s)Families and Work Institute
Industry Other services
CountryUnited States
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAround the clock: childcare services at atypical times
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractResearch report on the changes to the UK?s service-based economy and the move towards 24-hour operation, which require parents to work outside traditional ‘nine-to-five’ hours, and the childcare options open to them.
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Statham, June and Mooney, Ann
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBabies and bosses: reconciling work and family life (Vo: 1) – Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands
Date2002
Material typeBook
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Webhttp://www.oecd.org/
Author(s)OECD
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBack to work: a guide for women returners
Date2004
Material typeBook
AbstractDiscusses important issues such as restoring self-confidence and identity, explores motivation and practicalities and examines childcare options available. It also looks at strategies for creating an optimal work-life balance, and how to deal with issues such as sexism and ageism. Includes with a comprehensive directory of useful organisations, associations, agencies and resources.
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Author(s)Wolfin, Diana and Foreman, Susan
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleBase Connections
Date2005
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow a telemarketing company’s success was built on flexible working to help staff combine child care and work responsibilities.
Webhttp://www.baseconnections.co.uk/
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleBook of balanced living: options to take control of your time, work and life
Date2002
Material typeBook
AbstractChapters include: Evaluating your personal and material needs; finding the right work; and practical tips relating to stress, childcare and support. Case studies and exercises to achieve balanced living are included.
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Author(s)McCarraher, Lucy
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleChildcare for working parents: fifth report of session 2002-3
Date2003
Material typeReport
AbstractReport and minutes from the House of Commons Work and Pensions select committee on working parents and childcare. Issues addressed include: Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) vision of childcare; provision of childcare; funding of childcare providers; children’s centres; childcare tax credit; informal care funding; tax incentives for employers and the childcare workforce.
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Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleDual-earner parents with disabled children: family patterns for working and caring. In: Journal of family issues
Date2000
Material typeJournal Article
Abstract
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Vol/Issuevol.21, no.8, 2000, pp.1031-1060
Author(s)Lewis, S.; Kagan, C. and Heaton, P
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleFamilies and work in the 21st century
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
Abstract“An overview of a research programme examining the relationship between work and family life, drawing together the findings from 19 individual research projects to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of this relationship at the beginning of the twenty-first century, addressing issues such as childcare, caring for older relatives, employment and self-employment, flexible working, working unsociable hours and the ability to move with a job.”
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Dex, Shirley
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleHappy Computers Ltd
Date2005
Material typeCase study
AbstractHow flexible working hours help to retain and motivate staff.
Webhttp://www.happy.co.uk/
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Small (1-50)

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TitleICM Surveys and focus groups: summary
Date2005
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis is a report of the main findings of the ICM research (Commissioned by EOC) that surveyed over 200 people between 5 –9 January 2005, to ask their views on childcare, maternity & paternity leave, flexible working & attitudes to part-time workers, carers and pensioners
Webhttp://www.eoc.org.uk/
Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleWork and parents
Date2002
Material typeBook
AbstractComprehensive handbook on work and parenting issues. Each chapter provides background to the issue, legal requirements, best practice and sample policies.
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Author(s)Croner
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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