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Title: A woman's choice? : reconciling work and family
Authors: Micallef, Alison (2005)
Keywords: Working mothers -- Malta
Work and family -- Malta
Work-life balance -- Malta
Time management -- Malta
Quality of life -- Malta
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Micallef, A. (2005). A woman's choice? : reconciling work and family (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: This study explores a woman's choice when it comes to work and family, incorporating, theory with practicality, together with the roles undertaken by government, employers and individuals. It mostly argues for the need of cultural and organisational change at all levels of society, in view of achieving true gender equality. Individuals are faced with a variety of choices; these choices are influenced by the surrounding environment, with factors such as culture and traditions playing a good part in one's decision. Either way individuals tend to try and seek the best solution in fulfilling their needs, in both work and family spheres. Legislation and family-friendly policies aim in achieving a balance between work and family, to help ease the strain of juggling both, in view of attaining a better quality of life. These policies and regulations are contested in trying to present an objective view on the issues pertaining to society. The cultural perspectives are put in the spot light, as well as organisational structures in relation to work and family, emphasizing the predisposition of roles by society in both domains. The study further argues on the need for utilising all present potential in society and restricting none, diversity leads to excellence where excellence knows no gender.
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