This book reflects the enormous interest in work-life balance and current pressing concerns about the impacts of austerity
more broadly. It draws on contemporary research and practitioner experiences to explore how work-life balance and related
workplace and social policy fare in turbulent economic times and the implications for employees, employers and wider societies.
Authors consider workplace trends, practices and employment relations and the impacts on work, care and well-being of diverse
workers. A guiding theme throughout the book is a triple agenda of supporting employee work-life balance, workplace effectiveness
and social justice. The final chapters present case studies of innovative processes and organizational practices for addressing
the triple agenda, note the important role of social policy context and discuss the challenge of extending debates on work-life
balance to include a social justice dimension.
This book will be of interest to academics and postgraduate
students of organisational psychology, sociology, human resource management, management and business studies, law and social
policy, as well as employers, managers, HR managers, trade unions, and policy makers.