TITLE

MAKING IT WORK: THE IMPACTS OF FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS ON NEW ZEALAND FAMILIES

AUTHOR(S)
Fursman, Lindy; Zodgekar, Nita
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Jun2009, Issue 35, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The demand for "quality flexible work" is increasing, both in New Zealand and internationally. However, there has been limited research in New Zealand on the family factors that influence the amount or type of flexibility needed to support families in different circumstances, or on the impacts that the use of flexible work arrangements can have on family life. This article is based on the results of research the New Zealand Families Commission undertook in 2007/08, which explored how flexible working arrangements can best support family wellbeing and the barriers and success factors relating to the take-up of flexible work. A mixed method approach was adopted, comprising 11 focus groups, 15 case study interviews, and a 15-minute telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 people. Findings included the identification of a range of positive impacts that access to flexible work arrangements have for families, and the barriers to the use of flexible working arrangements. The study also found that many people choose their work to fit around family responsibilities. This article provides a summary of the research, with a focus on the findings that relate to the impact of flexible work on family life.
ACCESSION #
48923969

 

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