Women with children working longer hours

March 2002
Management Services;Mar2002, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p6
Academic Journal
The results of a national survey of employees from 2000 to 2001 in Great Britain which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council are expected to help the British government in its promotion of equal opportunities and work-life balance. The survey found that women with children are working longer hours than in the early 1990s. They work about two and a half hours more per week. The reasons for the longer work hours include financial necessity, the use of information technology in women's jobs and working in places where unions are recognized. The findings of the survey were presented at the Work, Employment and Society Conference at Nottingham University.


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