The authors and the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College would like to thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their continued support.
Access to and Utilization of Flexible Work Options†
Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2012
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Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 936–965, October 2012
How to Cite
McNamara, T. K., Pitt-Catsouphes, M., Brown, M. and Matz-Costa, C. (2012), Access to and Utilization of Flexible Work Options. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 51: 936–965. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2012.00703.x
- Issue online: 16 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2012
Many workers do not utilize the flexible work options to which they have access nor do they necessarily have access to all options officially provided by their organizations. This study sheds light on these gaps using probit models with sample selection to predict access to and utilization of fourteen flexible options. The findings highlight the roles of supervisor support, occupation, and work-life culture. The influence of each of these factors on access and utilization differs.