Journal article

Weekend work and work-family conflict: Evidence from Australian panel data

Inga Lass, Mark Wooden

JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: This article investigates whether weekend work is associated with higher levels of work–family conflict (WFC) among parents, and whether resources like schedule control or presence of a partner mitigate this effect. Background: The 24/7 economy requires many workers to work on weekends. Nevertheless, research on the impact of weekend work on families, and on WFC in particular, is underdeveloped, with previous studies relying on cross-sectional data and small samples. Method: Associations between regular weekend work and a measure of WFC are examined using data from 14 waves of The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The sample is restricted to worker..

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