This article demonstrates that flexible working was more likely to be granted to high-status men who requested flexible schedules to allow them to further develop their careers.
For women, neither their status nor their reason for wanting a flexible schedule significantly impacted decisions to grant their request.
They suggest this has the effect of both reinforcing gendered status hierarchies, and perpetuating them.
|Managers’ Willingness to Grant Flexitime Request (Brescoll et al., 2013: 376)|
|Male target||Female target|
|Low Status||High Status||Low Status||High Status|
Brescoll, Victoria, L.; Glass, Jennifer; Sedlovskaya, Alexandra (2013) “Ask and Ye Shall Receive? The Dynamics of Employer-Provided Flexible Work Options and the Need for Public Policy” Journal of Social Issues, 69(2)