Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labor market after childbirth. The recent BBC report on the pay of its top earners laid bare the disparities between men and women’s earnings. But it should come as no surprise. The gender pay gap has been stubbornly stagnant over the past decade. According to the European Union (which calculates the gap based on... Continue Reading
Heejung Chung is a senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on explaining work-life balance and labor market insecurities of individuals through working conditions and welfare state institutions in a comparative perspective. She is also interested in gender inequalities within the labor market and in the household. She was recently awarded the ESRC Future Research Leader's Award to carry out research on the relationship between working-time flexibility and work-family conflict, and the importance of contexts.