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Do Working Mothers with Preschool Children Recognize and Intend to Use Work-Family Reconciliation Policy? An Analysis of the Differences between Time Support Policy and Service Provision Policy

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2013, 24(2), pp.617-642
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Kim, Eunjeong 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study assumes that recognition of, and intention to use work-family reconciliation policy differs according to the types of support for work-family balance (i.e., time/service). Thus, this study investigates the differences in how working mothers with preschool children perceive time-support policies, which enable the mothers to directly care their family members, and service-provision policies, which offer the care services on behalf of them. Working mothers with preschool children were selected as the subjects of this study as they are known to be the source of a high level of demand for work-family policy. The research findings reveal that working mothers with young children have both a higher level of recognition of, and greater intention to use the service-provision policies than time-support policies. In addition, the results suggest that personal characteristics have a significant influence on the level of recognition of time-support policies, while work-related characteristics significantly affect recognition of service-provision policies. The factors significantly influencing intention to use time-support and service-provision polices are also different and especially salient when it comes to social support and work-related characteristics.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.