‘Til work do us part?’: Domestic relationships in extended working life households

Nathan Hudson-Sharp, Andreas Cebulla, Lucy Stokes, David Wilkinson

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Abstract

Facilitating opportunities for a better work-life balance is one key route through which individuals may be encouraged to extend their working lives. Recent years have seen the expansion of a variety of employer-led supportive and flexible working practices that aim to reconcile the pressures of work and home life (Eurofound, 2017). However, while the work-life balance of older workers has increasingly become a focus of employer-related initiatives and research, little is known about the impacts of extending working lives on domestic divisions of labour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicies for an Ageing Workforce
Subtitle of host publicationWork-life balance, working conditions and equal opportunities, Report of a CEPS – NIESR – FACTAGE and Eurofound conference
EditorsMikkel Barslund
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherCentre for European Policy Studies
Pages6-10
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6138-753-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Population ageing
  • State pension age
  • Increase in state pension age
  • older workers
  • younger workers
  • older versus younger workers
  • relative productivity of older workers
  • vulnerability of older workers

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