Balancing Work and Family Life with Home-Based Telework? Perspectives of German Employees in Different Occupations
Using data from a representative telephone-based survey of 20,000 persons in active employment in Germany (BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018), this study analyses the effects of teleworking options on the subjective work-family-balance of German employees. Aspects of particular interest include differences by professions, occupational positions, intensive work contexts, tasks, working hours and gender.
This question is especially interesting due to the increasing digitalisation of (western) labour markets, which may result in growing teleworking opportunities. In this context, the research project broadens the discussion about pros and cons of home-based working by findings that can directly applicable to German employees (because of the specific national database). Furthermore, these results are also transferable to working populations of other nations with similar structures.