National-Level Family Policies and workers’ Access to Schedule Control in a European Comparative Perspective: Crowding Out or In, and for Whom?

  title={National-Level Family Policies and workers’ Access to Schedule Control in a European Comparative Perspective: Crowding Out or In, and for Whom?},
  author={Heejung Chung},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice},
  pages={25 - 46}
  • Heejung Chung
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Sociology, Business
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Abstract 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… 

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