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Poor parents?: the realities of work-life balance in a low-income neighbourhood

Dean, Hartley (2007) Poor parents?: the realities of work-life balance in a low-income neighbourhood. Benefits: a Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 15 (3). pp. 271-282. ISSN 1759-8273

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Abstract

The article explores the work-life balance policy agenda as it has emerged in post-industrial societies, such as the UK, and it reports on a small-scale study of the experiences and expectations of work-life balance in a low-income inner-London neighbourhood. From the study certain general issues are identified relating to the inconsistency of employers' practices and the currently fragmented nature of childcare provision. And certain issues of particular relevance for low-earning parents are identified, relating to the implications of the UK's new tax credit schemes and the dearth of effective independent advice provision.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_jpsj.asp
Additional Information: © 2007 Policy Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2008
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3449/

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