Work and Family

A father and a child walking hand in hand.

Good relationships to family members and good balance in everyday life are important goals for many people.

Work & Life Balance is a quality factor at the workplace. Family-friendly practices at the workplace attract employees and obtain their commitment to their employer.

Family-friendly working culture consists of values, attitudes and practices. Organisations which are family-friendly receive internal and external benefits, such as lower sickness rate, a good employer brand and positive publicity.

Advancing professionals’ opportunities to integrate work and family life is considered a sign of social responsibility in an organisation.

The traditional gender ideology still prevails in many workplaces. However, the ideology is now rapidly changing. Equality can be promoted through father-friendliness.

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Equality and Fathers Project
The Family-Friendly Workplace Program, Väestöliitto

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Anna Kokko
Programme Manager