Quotation Zuba, Martin, Schneider, Ulrike. 2013. What Helps Working Informal Caregivers? The Role of Workplace Characteristics in Balancing Work and Adult-Care Responsibilities. Published online: 15 December 2012, doi: 10.1007/s10834-012-9347-7. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 34 (4): 460-469.


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Population ageing and expected labour shortages mean that successful reconciliation of adult care and paid work is becoming a key issue for employers, employees and frail older people alike. Based on the detailed workplace-related variables in the fourth European Working Condition Survey, we examined differences in levels and determinants of carers' and non-carers' role conflict and one of its outcomes, absenteeism. We found caregivers to exhibit higher levels of perceived work-family conflict. Work schedules and time regimes affect carers' and non-carers' work-family conflict alike. However, good friends at work and work overload have a larger impact on carers' work-family conflict. Furthermore, we found indications for a trade-off between perceived work-to-family conflict and absenteeism via workplace policies.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Language English
Title What Helps Working Informal Caregivers? The Role of Workplace Characteristics in Balancing Work and Adult-Care Responsibilities. Published online: 15 December 2012, doi: 10.1007/s10834-012-9347-7
Volume 34
Number 4
Year 2013
Page from 460
Page to 469
Reviewed? Y
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10834-012-9347-7

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Zuba, Martin (Former researcher)
Schneider, Ulrike (Details)
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Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5323 Econometrics (Details)
5414 Special sociology (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
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