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The Resource Work-life balance : the agency and capabilities gap, edited by Barbara Hobson

Work-life balance : the agency and capabilities gap, edited by Barbara Hobson

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Work-life balance : the agency and capabilities gap
Title
Work-life balance
Title remainder
the agency and capabilities gap
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Hobson
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Across welfare societies we have seen the emergence of policies and norms for work-life balance alongside rising expectations among working parents to be able to participate in employment and caregiving, and to have more time for family life and leisure. Yet despite this value placed upon work-life balance, working parents face increasing work demands, as well as rising numbers of insecure and precarious jobs, both of which produce a deepening sense of economic uncertainty in everyday life, which has been intensified in the current period of financial crises. The agency and capabilities gap addresses these tensions in work-life balance within families, workplace organizations, and policy frameworks. Inspired by Amartya Sen's capabilities approach, this volume considers not just what individuals do, but also their scope of alternatives to make other choices. It includes rich contextualized studies across Western and Eastern European countries and Japan, with a focus on gendered agency inequalities for work-life balance --
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1945-
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Hobson, Barbara Meil
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Work-life balance
  • Work and family
  • Quality of life
Label
Work-life balance : the agency and capabilities gap, edited by Barbara Hobson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction: capabilities and agency for worklife balance---a multidimensional framework / Barbara Hobson -- pt. I The Individual/Household and the Agency and Capabilities Gap: Policy Frameworks, Norms, and Work Organizational Cultures -- 2.The agency gap: policies, norms, and working time capabilities across welfare states / Susanne Fahlen -- 3.A sense of entitlement? Agency and capabilities in Sweden and Hungary / Judit Takacs -- 4.Worklife balance in Japan: new policies, old practices / Kyoko Yoshizumi -- 5.Agency freedom for worklife balance in Germany and Spain / Margarita Leon -- pt. II The Firm Level and the Agency and Capabilities Gap: Policies, Managers, and Work Organization -- 6.Workplace worklife balance support from a capabilities perspective / Bram Peper -- 7.Working time capabilities at the workplace: individual adjustment options between full-time and part-time working in European firms / Pierre Walthery --8.Capabilities for worklife balance: managerial attitudes and employee practices in the Dutch, British, and Slovenian banking sector / Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes -- 9.Capabilities for worklife balance in the context of increasing work intensity and precariousness in the service sector and the IT industry in a transitional economy / Nevenka Cernigoj Sadar -- 10.Conclusion / Barbara Hobson
Control code
FIEb17383924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780199681136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863678218
Label
Work-life balance : the agency and capabilities gap, edited by Barbara Hobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction: capabilities and agency for worklife balance---a multidimensional framework / Barbara Hobson -- pt. I The Individual/Household and the Agency and Capabilities Gap: Policy Frameworks, Norms, and Work Organizational Cultures -- 2.The agency gap: policies, norms, and working time capabilities across welfare states / Susanne Fahlen -- 3.A sense of entitlement? Agency and capabilities in Sweden and Hungary / Judit Takacs -- 4.Worklife balance in Japan: new policies, old practices / Kyoko Yoshizumi -- 5.Agency freedom for worklife balance in Germany and Spain / Margarita Leon -- pt. II The Firm Level and the Agency and Capabilities Gap: Policies, Managers, and Work Organization -- 6.Workplace worklife balance support from a capabilities perspective / Bram Peper -- 7.Working time capabilities at the workplace: individual adjustment options between full-time and part-time working in European firms / Pierre Walthery --8.Capabilities for worklife balance: managerial attitudes and employee practices in the Dutch, British, and Slovenian banking sector / Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes -- 9.Capabilities for worklife balance in the context of increasing work intensity and precariousness in the service sector and the IT industry in a transitional economy / Nevenka Cernigoj Sadar -- 10.Conclusion / Barbara Hobson
Control code
FIEb17383924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780199681136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863678218

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