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A relational understanding of work-life balance of Muslim migrant women in the West: Future Research Agenda.

Ali, F and Malik, A and Pereira, V and Al Ariss, A (2016) A relational understanding of work-life balance of Muslim migrant women in the West: Future Research Agenda. International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

Increasing globalisation and work intensification has led to a blurring of roles and boundaries between work and family. Such influences are more pronounced in migrant workforces who often struggle to balance their work and life in a new national context. The problem of work life balance (WLB) is further compounded in the case of minority migrant groups such as Muslim women living and working in a Western context, as it is unclear how, in the face of discrimination, Islamophobia, family and other socio-cultural and religious pressures and the WLB issues of migrant Muslim women (MMW) are enacted. As most studies of WLB are at a singular level of analysis, this paper contributes to the WLB literature, through the lens of intersectionality, by providing a multi-level relational understanding of WLB issues of MMW working in a Western context. Future research and themes identified in this paper provides a multi-level and relational understanding of WLB of MMW and implications for managers tasked with managing WLB issues for Muslim migrant women in Western contexts are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 7 Apr 2016 available online: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1166784
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business And Management, 1505 Marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 14:42
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2461

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