Employee's Use of Work-Family Policies and the Workplace Social Context

  title={Employee's Use of Work-Family Policies and the Workplace Social Context},
  author={Mary Blair-Loy and Amy S. Wharton},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={813 - 845}
This article analyzes the effects of workplace social context on managers' and professionals' use of work-family policies in a financial services corporation. These official policies are ambiguous and contested and, as institutional theory implies, may fail to become fully implemented. We use a multilevel model to determine the individual-level and work group-level factors that affect respondents' policy use. In addition to individual-level factors, the social context of the work group affects… 

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