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date: 12 November 2018

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This article discusses the social and psychological cases for gender equity and for policies and practices to support the integration of work and non-work life. As the implementation of flexible working arrangements (FWAs) is influenced by public policy provisions, it considers the regulatory background from a European/UK perspective before going on to consider the types of “work–life” policies or FWAs introduced in organizations. Furthermore, the article discusses the impact and effectiveness of these policies and residual barriers to their success. Such outcomes include wellbeing and perceived organizational justice, as well as organizational learning and other organizational issues. The article finally demonstrates the interrelationships between individual and workplace outcomes, emphasizing the limitations of policy alone and the importance of implementation and practice.

Keywords: gender equity, flexible working, public policy, organizational justice, organizational learning

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