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Family provisions at the workplace and their relationship to absenteeism, retention, and productivity of workers; timely evidence from prior data

Brandon, Peter; Temple, Jeromey


Using data from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey, this study provides timely evidence on the effects of on-site child care at the workplace and employer-provided family leave on worker absenteeism, turnover, and productivity. The study found that workplaces with on-site child care compared with workplaces with no on-site child care had lower rates of absenteeism and higher ratings for worker productivity. Workplaces that had a family leave policy also had lower rates of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2007.tb00071.x


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