Employers' Survey on Support for Working Parents, 2000


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The main aim of the study, undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was to provide a statistically representative picture of the steps employers take to meet the child parenting needs of their employees. The survey collected information on: employers' awareness of the new statutory leave entitlements introduced under the Employment Relations Act 1999; employers' current leave provision for working parents; employers' provision of flexible working arrangements for employees who are parents; employers' perceptions of the impact of these arrangements. The survey findings informed the DTI's 'Work and Parents: Competitive Choice Review', published in December 2000.

Main Topics:

Topics covered in the dataset include: organisation, administration and personnel policy; personnel records kept on maternity, paternity, parental, annual and sick leave and cover planning; arrangements for flexible working including part-time, term-time and homeworking; maternity leave, pay and retraining/return-to-work incentives; arrangements for emergency time off for child care and other family commitments; government employment policy and how improvements could be made to assist employers to support parents and provide adequate work-life balance arrangements.

Quota sample

quotas were set on size (based on numbers of employees at the workplace), sector (based on the Dun

Telephone interview

Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)

DOI https://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5206-1
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=d813ba4b165e3e26ad7155ddccb83003b8db5b69175b369f822888b96072448b
Creator Department of Trade and Industry; NFO Social Research
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2005
Funding Reference Department of Trade and Industry, Employment Market Analysis and Research
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Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Great Britain