Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers

Peetz, David and Southey, Kim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6852-1529 and Baird, Marian and Samani, Mojan Naisani and Cooper, Rae and Charlesworth, Sara and Campbell, Shelagh and Ressia, Susan (2022) Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers. The Conversation. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2201-5639

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Abstract

If one possibly positive thing came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the impetus it gave to letting people work from home. Many see working from home as benefiting women workers. The logic is they can combine a career with the responsibilities of looking after children. But not enough thought has been given to how this could make things worse, not better, for many women. We wanted to know how working from home during the pandemic affected men and women, including their productivity at work. We surveyed 11,288 people working in 14 universities across Canada and Australia, including 3,480 academics.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 03:27
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 03:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: working from home, remote work, thinking time, women workers
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350504 Industrial and employee relations
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350507 Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150301 Industrial relations
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48522

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