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Access to and Utilization of Flexible Work Options


  • 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.


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.