Family-friendly policies

Natalie Skinner, Erich C. Fein

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Family-friendly policies provide options for work arrangements that assist employees to combine paid work with family and care responsibilities. Three main policy areas are: employee-centred flexibility (e.g., changing the location, scheduling or hours of work), paid and unpaid leave (e.g., parental leave) and childcare (e.g., onsite childcare). Family-friendly policies can exist as government legislation, within enterprise bargaining/collective agreements and/or as organizational policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management
EditorsAdrian Wilkinson, Stewart Johnstone
Place of PublicationCheltenham, United Kingdom
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781788113267, 9781783475452
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Work-family balance
  • Work-life balance
  • Flexible working
  • Work-family policies


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