Title

Research on family-friendly employment policies and practices in Hong Kong : implications for work-family interface

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Handbook of research on work-life balance in Asia

Publication Date

1-1-2015

First Page

181

Last Page

206

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Keywords

Asian studies, Asian business, Business and management, Asia business, Human resource management, Organisational behaviour

Abstract

Hong Kong is regarded as an international city with a high level of female labor force participation, approximately 55 percent in recent years. Yet Hong Kong is not actively addressing work–family interface issues. This chapter begins with a brief description of the Chinese cultural context of Hong Kong, and conceptualization of work–family interface and family-friendly employment policies and practices (FEPPs). An overview of FEPPs and their benefits will then be provided. In addition, a review on research on FEPPs in Hong Kong will follow. Implications of research findings for the work–family interface at societal, organizational, family, and individual levels will also be provided in this chapter.

DOI

10.4337/9781783475094.00016

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2015 Edward Elgar Publishing

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781783475087

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Recommended Citation

Siu, O.-L. (2015). Research on family-friendly employment policies and practices in Hong Kong: Implications for work-family interface. In L. Lu & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of research on work-life balance in Asia (pp. 181-206). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781783475094.00016