Work–life interference and gender in the mining and energy industry

Published 2014

Publication Type: Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work

Author(s): David Peetz, Georgina Murray, Olav Muurlink

In the context of the widespread adoption of 12-hour shifts in the male-dominated mining
and energy industry, and using data gathered from 2566 unionised mining and energy
workers and 1915 partners, we investigate the extent and gendering of work–life
interference in that industry. We ask about the ways, if any, in which work–life interference
occurs; whether patterns of interference differ between male and female mineworkers;
whether patterns of interference differ between mineworkers and their partners; and how …

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