‘Women’s work penalty’ in access to flexible working arrangements across Europe

  title={‘Women’s work penalty’ in access to flexible working arrangements across Europe},
  author={Heejung Chung},
  journal={European Journal of Industrial Relations},
  pages={23 - 40}
  • Heejung Chung
  • Published 1 March 2019
  • Economics, Business, Sociology
  • European Journal of Industrial Relations
Many assume that women and workers in female-dominated workplaces will have better access to flexible working arrangements. Some use this as justification for the low wages found in these workplaces. Yet, empirical results are mixed. I explore this question by examining workers’ access to schedule control across 27 European countries, and find no discernible gender differences in access to schedule control when individual and company-level characteristics are taken into account. However… 

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