Work-life balance and flexible working arrangements in the European Union
The reconciliation of work and life responsibilities has become an increasingly relevant policy topic in recent decades. It has an implicit societal value linked to gender equality and quality of life. This paper explores the issues involved, particularly in the context of workers having care responsibilities, and looks at the role that social dialogue can play in promoting more flexible working arrangements. The findings are drawn from Eurofound’s two major surveys: the European Working Conditions Survey and the European Quality of Life Survey.