Keywords

work-family interface, work-family conflict, spillover, crossover, workplace flexibility, parental leave, daycare, gender, cross-cultural work-family interface

Abstract

In this chapter, we focus on the work-family interface using an ecological systems framework and three other related theories: boundary theory, role theory, and gender theory. We then introduce the literature on the work-family interface and focus our attention on the experiences of work-to-family and family-to-work conflict, work-to-family and family-to-work spillover, work-to-family and family-to-work crossover, workplace flexibility, parental leave policies, and day-care arrangements. We further recognize that cultural characteristics imbedded in different regions and countries moderate dimensions of the work-family interface. We have emphasized research in multiple countries and regions where such cross-cultural research was available.

Original Publication Citation

Holmes, E. K., *Thomas, C., Petts, R. J., and Hill, E. J. (2020). Work-family balance, parental leave, and gender difference. In K. Halford and A. J. R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Cross-cultural Family Research and Practice. Elsevier. Publication date June 2020.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2020-6

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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