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dc.contributor.authorProwse, Julie M.*
dc.contributor.authorProwse, Peter J.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T09:44:05Z
dc.date.available2016-11-21T09:44:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-10
dc.identifier.citationProwse JM and Prowse PJ (2015) Flexible working and work–life balance: midwives’ experiences and views. Work, Employment and Society. 29(5): 757-774.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10400
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article presents midwives’ views and experiences of flexible working and work-life balance. Both flexible working and work-life balance are important contemporary agendas within midwifery and can have both positive and negative consequences for midwives. Full-time midwives and those without caring commitments feel disadvantaged by flexible working and work-life balance policies as they have to fit when they work around part-time midwives and are increasingly expected to cover extra work. They feel their work-life balance is marginalised and this is fuelling discontent and resentment among midwives and leading to divisions between full and part-time staff that reinforce flexibility stigma. Although flexible working and work-life balance are important for recruiting and retaining midwives they are part of the ongoing tensions and challenges for midwives and the midwifery profession. Keywords flexibility stigma, flexible working, full-time work, marginalisation, midwives, National Health Service,en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017015570724en_US
dc.subjectFlexible working; Flexibility stigma; Full-time work; Marginalisation; Midwives; National Health Service; NHS; Part-time work; Work-life balanceen_US
dc.titleFlexible working and work–life balance: midwives’ experiences and viewsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.application2015-05-18
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:51:07Z


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