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Gender differences in solo self‐employment: gendered flexibility and the effects of parenthood

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Show simple item record Bari, Lauren Turner, Thomas O'Sullivan, Michelle 2021-08-04T08:30:21Z 2021-08-04T08:30:21Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract With greater flexibility and control over the timing and conditions of work, solo self‐employment (without em ployees) is seen as offering a potential solution to work‐ family conflict. This study examines whether this flexi bility manifests itself in gendered trends among the self‐ employed as self‐employed women undertake a larger share of unpaid domestic and caring work compared to their male and wage‐and‐salaried counterparts. The find ings are based on data from the Irish national Labor Force Survey. We find that self‐employed women are more likely to work reduced hours, to work from home and for reasons associated with caring or family responsibilities than both self‐employed men and women in wage‐and‐ salaried work. Flexibility factors are stronger de terminants of self‐employed status for women than men. While gender differences exist regardless of parental status, they are widest among self‐employed parents of preschool children. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.subject flexibility en_US
dc.subject freelance en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject parenthood en_US
dc.subject self‐employment en_US
dc.title Gender differences in solo self‐employment: gendered flexibility and the effects of parenthood en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/gwao.12724
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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