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

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Lewis, Suzan (2011) From ‘balancers’ to ‘integrators’? Young professionals’ talk about ‘work’ and the rest of ‘life’ in the UK. In: Creating Balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals. Kaiser, Stephan, Ringlstetter, Max Josef, Eikhof, Doris Ruth and Pina e Cunha, Miguel, eds. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 47-63. ISBN 9783642161988

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 23904
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Depositing User: Dr Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 13:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23904

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