Paindlik tööaeg töö- ja pereelu ühitamise teenistuses õhtusel ja öisel ajal töötavate Eesti elanike näitel

English title: Atypical working time and reconciliation of work and family life in Estonia: case of evening and night time workers

Author(s): K Talves -

Language: Estonian

Type: Thesis / dissertation

Year: 2007

Abstract

The aim of the thesis is to analyse atypical working time (working in evenings and nights, E/N) in Estonia and its impact to lives and families of individuals. New working patterns of post-industrial economy are eroding the boundaries of time dedicated to work and family. Non-fixed working time has become the reality for many people. Much research has been conducted to analyse the extent of flexible working forms and how these are influencing the economy and labour market. Lesser attention has been paid to positive and negative effects of flexibility both in organisational and individual point of view, especially to the workers' private life and family. Using the dataset of ESS 2004, current thesis identified big distinction between regular and irregular E/N working modes. Regular E/N working mode means long working days, bigger work stress, but rather fixed working time and smaller work-life conflict. Irregular E/N working mode creates much higher pressure to workers to find the balance between work and family. Especially women who are working irregularly in E/N time, feel that fulfilling work and family responsibilites are time and energy consuming and it is difficult to find the balance in rather complicated situation. Keywords: atypical working time, work-life balance, European Social Survey, ESS

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Awarding institution: University of Tartu

Number of pages: 64