Family-friendly workplace policy adoption in general and special purpose local governments: Learning from the washington state experience Article

cited authors

  • McCurdy, AH; Newman, MA; Lovrich, NP

fiu authors


  • What factors explain the variation in number and types of family-friendly work-place policies implemented within public agencies? Is there any systematic attempt to measure the effectiveness of these programs? To what extent do these policies contribute to gender equality at work? To answer these questions, the authors surveyed all general and special purpose local governments in the state of Washington. They conclude that family-friendly workplace policies are adopted unevenly across local jurisdictions. Agency size, the presence of union representation, an agency's adoption of a formal sexual harassment policy, and agency type account for much of the variance. © 2002, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

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start page

  • 27

end page

  • 51


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