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TitleCamden Council
Date2005
Material typeCase study
Abstract
Webhttp://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/portal/
Industry Public administration education and health
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Large (500+)
TitleCaring and counting: the impact of mothers’ employment on family relationships
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractResearch report on “Mothers’ employment is widely perceived as having far-reaching effects on family relationships. The main work-life balance policies promoted by the government focus on the amount of time the mother spend at work. This report challenges this approach. It suggests that what happens inside the workplace and how this interacts with family life is just as important.”
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Reynolds, Tracey; Callender, Claire and Edwards, Rosalind
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleCase studies
Date2006
Material typeCase study
AbstractSearch for case studies showing how organisations of different sizes and types have achieved greater balance and productivity through adopting a family-friendly approach. From the Working Families website.
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Author(s)Working Families
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleCase studies
Date2006
Material typeCase study
AbstractThe TUC provides case studies showing how management and unions working in partnership can achieve positive flexibility and work-life balance.
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Author(s)TUC
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleChallenging times: flexibility and flexible working in the UK
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis analysis of Labour Force Survey data by the TUC found that almost one in 10 employees would like to work fewer hours even if this meant a pay cut, but that three-quarters of employees have no element of flexibility in their employment contract. Also, 86.8% of private sector employees and 59.3% of public sector employees have no flexible working options open to them.
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Author(s)TUC
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleChanges to working trends over the past decade
Date2004
Material typeArticle
AbstractGrowing policy interest in work life balance and employer’s desires for a flexible workforce are seen as driving factors in the growing amount of non-standard work. In this article, using UK LFS, Census, and OECD data, non-standard work within the UK, G7, and Australia, whether from home, part-time, temporary, or shift work, is discussed. The prevalence of and reasons for various forms of non-standard work are presented, and the experience of women in the labour market is discussed as being marginalised by the ‘standard’ definition.
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Vol/IssueLabour Market Trends, vol 112 (1): pp25-35
Author(s)McOrmond, Trish
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleChanging our world: a report on balancing work and home in the voluntary sector
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis research looks at how the voluntary sector has responded to the work-life challenge in its employment practices. It includes examples of cutting edge practice and identifies ways forward for work-life balance in the sector.
Web
Author(s)Working Families
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleChanging patterns of work: advisory booklet
Date2005
Material typeBook
AbstractDescribes various patterns of working time and indicates their advantages and disadvantages. Please note that Legal information is provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law.
Webhttp://www.acas.org.uk
Author(s)Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleChanging Times: TUC guide to work-life balance
Date2000
Material typeNewsletter
AbstractFree fortnightly e-newsletter from the TUC, whose aim is to discuss changes at work, and how increased flexibility can benefit both employers and employees.
Webhttp://www.tuc.org.uk
Author(s)Trade Union Congress
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleChanging times: work and leisure in post-industrial society
Date2000
Material typeBook
AbstractIs there a ‘speed-up’ of daily life? Have the best-off members of developed societies lost their leisure? Have women won their jobs but kept their housework? This book seeks to answer these and similar questions, putting together, for the first time, evidence of changing time-use patterns drawn from forty larg e-scale surveys, from twenty countries in Western Europe, North America, and Australia, covering the last third of the twentieth century.
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Author(s)Gershuny, Jonathan
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)
TitleCombining family and full-time work
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis report, published by the European Foundation, looks at employment patterns, with case histories, from 12 European countries. It shows that flexible work patterns vary significantly between countries and sexes.
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Author(s)European Foundation
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleCombining self-employment and family life
Date2005
Material typeResearch
AbstractResearch into how self-employment affects the family.
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Author(s)Bell, Alice and La Valle, Ivana
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleCombining work and eldercare: a neglected work-life balance issue
Date2004
Material typeResearch Paper
AbstractMost work life balance research focuses on working parents with young children. In contrast, this report examines employees who care for and support older relatives.
Web
Author(s)Davey, Judith and Keeling, Sally
Industry Other services
CountryNew Zealand
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleComplicated lives: sophisticated consumers, intricate life styles, simple solutions
Date2003
Material typeBook
Abstract
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Author(s)Willmott, Michael and Nelson, William
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleCreating a work-life balance: a good practice guide for the hospitality industry
Date2001
Material typeReport
AbstractThis report examines work-life balance approaches in the hospitality industry and includes case studies of good practice.
Web
Author(s)Foster, Val
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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