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Women’s employment patterns after childbirth and the perceived access to and use of flexitime and teleworking

Overview of attention for article published in Human Relations, August 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 1,062)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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23 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
90 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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121 Mendeley
Title
Women’s employment patterns after childbirth and the perceived access to and use of flexitime and teleworking
Published in
Human Relations, August 2017
DOI 10.1177/0018726717713828
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heejung Chung, Mariska van der Horst

Abstract

This article sets out to investigate how flexitime and teleworking can help women maintain their careers after childbirth. Despite the increased number of women in the labour market in the UK, many significantly reduce their working hours or leave the labour market altogether after childbirth. Based on border and boundary management theories, we expect flexitime and teleworking can help mothers stay employed and maintain their working hours. We explore the UK case, where the right to request flexible working has been expanded quickly as a way to address work-life balance issues. The dataset used is Understanding Society (2009-2014), a large household panel survey with data on flexible work. We find some suggestive evidence that flexible working can help women stay in employment after the birth of their first child. More evidence is found that mothers using flexitime and with access to teleworking are less likely to reduce their working hours after childbirth. This contributes to our understanding of flexible working not only as a tool for work-life balance, but also as a tool to enhance and maintain individuals' work capacities in periods of increased family demands. This has major implications for supporting mothers' careers and enhancing gender equality in the labour market.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 121 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 23%
Student > Master 22 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Researcher 10 8%
Other 33 27%
Unknown 6 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 41 34%
Business, Management and Accounting 38 31%
Psychology 16 13%
Computer Science 3 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 2%
Other 11 9%
Unknown 9 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 268. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2020.
All research outputs
#49,436
of 14,159,686 outputs
Outputs from Human Relations
#4
of 1,062 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,307
of 270,311 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Relations
#1
of 16 outputs
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