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Journal Article

Access to flexible working and informal care

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Publication date

Sep 2012

Summary

We use matched employer–employee data to explore the relationship between employees’ access to flexible working arrangements and the amount of informal care they provide to sick or elderly friends and relatives. Flexitime and the ability to reduce working hours are each associated with about 13% more hours of informal care. Workplaces do not respond to the presence of carers by providing flexible work, instead there is some underlying selection of carers into flexible workplaces. The wider workplace environment beyond formal flexible work may also facilitate care.

Published in

Scottish Journal of Political Economy

Volume and page numbers

59 , 361 -389

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2012.00585.x

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market and Caregiving

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1587548~S5

Notes

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