Role of neighbourhood in work-family conflict

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Women who live in a neighbourhood whose residents are similar, in terms of their expectations about work and family life, may be better able to handle potential work-family conflict, according to new research.

However, the role of a convergence in neighbourhood interests as a mitigating factor in work-family conflict is not observed for men, the study finds.

Young M, Wheaton B (2013). “The impact of neighbourhood composition on work-family conflict and distress”. Journal of Health and Social Behaviour; vol.54, issue 4, pp.481-497.

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