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New publication out: Crowding out or in, and for whom?

posted Aug 4, 2017, 7:53 AM by Heejung Chung   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 6:47 AM ]
A new publication, as a part of the ESRC funded Work, Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-life balance project out!

Chung, H. (2017/forthcoming) National-level family policies and workers' access to schedule control in a European comparative perspective: Crowding out or in, and for whom? Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis/ Special Issue on Methodological challenges for comparative welfare state research-  guest editors Rossella Ciccia and Jana Javornik

Pages 1-22 | Received 01 Oct 2016, Accepted 24 Jun 2017, Published online: 04 Aug 2017


    This paper examines national-level family policies in a comparative perspective, to see whether they “crowd out” company-level family-friendly policies, namely schedule control. Further, it examines whether this relationship varies for different types of family policies, and for different groups of workers – i.e. distinguished by gender, parenthood status and skill divisions. The paper uses data from 27 European countries in 2010, and applies multilevel random slopes models with cross-level interaction terms. Results show that generous national-level family policies, in particular work-facilitating policies, “crowd in” company-level schedule control provisions, especially for high-skilled workers. However, very generous leave entitlements seem to crowd out schedule control provision.