From ‘balancers’ to ‘integrators’? Young professionals’ talk about ‘work’ and the rest of ‘life’ in the UK

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Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U. and Lewis, S. 2011. From ‘balancers’ to ‘integrators’? Young professionals’ talk about ‘work’ and the rest of ‘life’ in the UK. in: Kaiser, S., Ringlstetter, M., Eikhof, D. and Pina e Cunha, M. (ed.) Creating Balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals Berlin, Heidelberg Springer. pp. 47-63
Chapter titleFrom ‘balancers’ to ‘integrators’? Young professionals’ talk about ‘work’ and the rest of ‘life’ in the UK
AuthorsChatrakul Na Ayudhya, U. and Lewis, S.
Abstract

The topic of WLB has gained wide academic and public attention in recent times. However, an emergent critical perspective signifies the problematic nature of the WLB discourse (e.g., Fleetwood, 2007; Lewis et al., 2007). One problem is that much of the current work-life debates and research tend to focus on workers who have caring and/or other family responsibilities, thereby confining our understanding of work and personal life experiences to a particular demographic cohort and phase in the life course. Nevertheless, the WLB discourse is part of a wider context in which today’s young people, not yet in the workforce, develop impressions of what employment will entail.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
Page range47-63
Book titleCreating Balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals
EditorsKaiser, S., Ringlstetter, M., Eikhof, D. and Pina e Cunha, M.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN
Hardcover9783642161988
Publication dates
Print08 Nov 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Mar 2018
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16199-5_3
LanguageEnglish
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