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The challenge of balancing work and family responsibilities [online] : work and family issues for the Victorian workforce

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Internet only - free access
Length:
36 p.
Publisher:
Melbourne, Vic.: The State of Working Victoria Project
Year:
2003
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
This report makes a significant contribution in understanding the difficulties of juggling work and
family responsibilities faced by Victorian workers. Notwithstanding the common view that family
responsibilities are largely an issue for women, this report confirms that achieving work/family balance
poses challenges for men with family responsibilities as well. Both men and women with family
responsibilities report higher levels of stress than workers without these responsibilities and are more
likely to be dissatisfied with their working hours. Yet, as this Report makes clear, the challenges associated
with finding work/family balance manifests itself very differently for women and men.
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