Absences and silences in the production of work-life balance policies in Canada

Brady, Michelle (2008) Absences and silences in the production of work-life balance policies in Canada. Studies in Political Economy, 81 : 99-127.

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Author Brady, Michelle
Title Absences and silences in the production of work-life balance policies in Canada
Journal name Studies in Political Economy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0707-8552
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 81
Start page 99
End page 127
Total pages 29
Place of publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher Association d'Economie Politique
Language eng
Abstract Michelle Brady’s “Absences and Silences in the Production of Work-Life Balance Policies in Canada” focuses on developments in Work-Life Balance policy in Canada since the 1990s by engaging with the discursive shift in federal documents away from concerns about work-family conflict. The author argues that this shift further obfuscates the legacy of patriarchy in the division of paid and unpaid work, and the corresponding organization of industrial relations. Brady contends that Work-Life policy in Canada ascribes responsibility for overcoming imbalance to individuals, especially women, at the cost of reinforcing systemic factors that underpin persistent gender inequalities. The system presumes that individuals can and should achieve balance on their own, but without any public effort to remedy systemic barriers that constrain diverse groups of women more than men.
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