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Links to datasets, and other groups and organisations related to flexible working and work-life balance.


Fourth work-life balance employer survey (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills)

The work-life balance employer survey series, which began in 2000, explores the experiences of employers when managing and implementing requests from their employees for alternative working patterns. The fourth survey (2013 edition) provides a detailed and statistically representative picture of employers’ policies and practice on flexible working and leave arrangements.

Other Projects

ESRC Work Life Seminarsesrc-wl-logo

These seminars examine the implications of the economic environment for gender equality, health and well-being, care and care-giving, employment relations and workplace innovations.


Sustainable Workforcesusworkforce logo

Sustainable Workforce is a scientific research project that investigates the role of organizations in creating a sustainable European workforce.


Father’s involvement in Childcare              Father and son reading together

This ESRC-funded project (1 February 2016 – 31 July 2017), in partnership with Working Families, explores what makes fathers involved in their children’s upbringing.