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THE ROLE OF THE WORK ENVIRONMENT AND JOB CHARACTERISTICS

IN BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY

Peter Berg, Michigan State University
Eileen Appelbaum, Economic Policy Institute
Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

June 1999

This paper was presented at an Economic Policy Institute symposium on June 15, 1999. The symposium was funded by grants from the United States Department of Labor and the Alfred P. Sloan foundation. Opinions and views in the paper are those expressed by the author and in no way are they to be taken as expressions of support for these particular positions by the Department of Labor, the Alfred P. Sloan foundation, or the Economic Policy Institute.

THE ROLE OF THE WORK ENVIRONMENT AND JOB CHARACTERISTICS IN BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY

Table of Contents

Section

  1. Introduction
  2. Description of the Sample
  3. Above Average Employers
  4. High Performance Work Practices and Work/Family Balance
  5. High Commitment Work Enviornment and Work/Family Balance
  6. Conclusion
  7. References
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