Community, work and family in diverse contexts and changing times

Borg, Anna, den Dulk, Laura, Lewis, Suzan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1823-8784 and Santos, Clarice ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-8638 (2020) Community, work and family in diverse contexts and changing times. Community, Work & Family, 23 (5) . pp. 497-502. ISSN 1366-8803 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13668803.2020.1832264)

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Abstract

The 8th International Community, Work and Family conference took place in Malta at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta between the 23rd to the 25th May 2019. In a pre-COVID-19 world with no traveling restrictions, the conference brought together over 100 experts, academics, and students from a broad range of countries and disciplines to focus on the theme of Community, Work and Family in Diverse Contexts and Changing Times.

The research presented during the conference highlights some of the challenges that communities, organizations and families are facing in the twenty-first century across diverse and rapidly changing contexts. The topics presented spanned from broad studies that analyze the work-life interface of well-studied groups such as fathers and mothers, to other clusters that are generally less well-researched such as the police and the military, migrants, solo entrepreneurs, the LGBTIQ community, and those who work with people with special needs.

The recurrent theme of the gendered division of labor and work-life measures was discussed by various researchers, as were the issues of flexible work, family policy, and the impact of technology. It was refreshing to note that various researchers focused on the issue of community as a source of support, whilst others explored how peer, supervisor and management support impacts work-life issues. Overall, the conference provided a diverse and rich range of scholarly material upon which to develop this special issue for Community, Work & Family. [...]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Introduction to special issue
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 31433
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Community, Work & Family on 19 October 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13668803.2020.1832264
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Depositing User: Clarice Santos
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 10:01
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 03:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31433

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