ISSN : 2047-2528

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THE EFFECT OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE POLICIES ON FEMALE JOB TENURE- AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON JAPANESE FIRMS
 
Hui-Yu Chiang
 
 
Work-life balance practices does matter, especially for female employees. Using Japanese firms' data in 2000, 2005 and 2008, our study indicates that work-life balance policies such as the full amount of maternity pay and flexible working hours significantly influence job tenure of female employees. Our result also confirms that the full amount of maternity pay practice has a positive effect on retention rate of new female graduates. Different from the prior studies, work-life balance work practices explains retention rate of new female graduates rather than turnover rate of female employees in our study. We suggest that introducing work-life balance initiatives produces positive outcomes for both employers and female employees.

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