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Trouble at the Border?: Gender, Flexibility at Work, and the Work-Home Interface – Schieman & Glavin

Drawing on data from the United States, this paper explores issues around autonomy and schedule control in the workplace.

It demonstrates that schedule control increases both the frequencies of bringing work home and work contact outside of normal working hours. This is especially the case for men. For both men and women, job autonomy is associated buy levitra now with more work being brought home. For men only, job autonomy is associated with increased work contact.

Schedule control and job autonomy also have implications for role-blurring and work-family conflict: work contact is positively associated with work-family conflict among individuals with low job autonomy, while bringing work home is associated positively with work-family conflict among individuals with greater schedule control.

Schieman, Scott; Glavin; Paul (2008) “Trouble at the Border?: Gender, Flexibility at Work, and the Work-Home Interface” Social Problems, 55(4)

Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/sp.2008.55.4.590