Can Work-Life Balance Policies Foster Happiness Within the Family? A Comparison of Traditional Versus New Family Arrangements

  • Álvaro Martínez-Pérez
Part of the Creative Economy book series (CRE)


This chapter investigates the extent to which self-reported well-being, as measured by life satisfaction, for parents living in traditional (coupled mothers and fathers with dependant children) and new family arrangements (lone mothers and fathers) is affected by the use of work-life balance arrangements (WLB, henceforth) (formal and informal) as a coping strategy with the time pressures derived from their labour market responsibilities.


Life Satisfaction Family Type Dependant Child Lone Parent Lone Mother 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociological Studies ElmfieldThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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