Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 2 1999, page 55-72.
Is this the best we can do?
Family friendly labour market strategies for employees with family responsibilities
Family-workplace measures may benefit both employers and employees: Beyond
giving the individual employee a possibility to combine working and caring in
the family, the employer can regard family-friendly measures as a way of
attracting and retaining employees. Provision of family-workplace measures can
also be used by employers as a strategy for responding to changes in labour
market demographics and production methods. Additionally, family friendly
policies can be regarded as a way of ensuring employability, and hereby avoiding
marginalisation of employed carers. The article addresses whether there are
competitive advantages of firms for being actively involved in family-workplace
supportive measures, and gives examples of corporate solutions from Europe,
Japan, and the US. The article looks at families with children and looks
especially working carers of older people.