Double presence, paid work, and domestic-family work

Neus Moreno, Salvador Moncada, Clara Llorens, Pilar Carrasquer

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© 2010, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. Double presence, which is understood as the need to respond simultaneously to the demands of paid and domestic-family work, mostly affects women and may negatively affect their health. Our hypothesis is that double presence increases as a function of the demands of domestic-family work, but is also associated with management practices related to the availability of time for paid work, prolonged and atypical work schedules, and heightened demands. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a representative sample of the salaried population in Spain. Information was gathered through a standardized questionnaire administered through home visits. Statistical analysis shows a relationship between double presence and the demands of increased work schedules, rotating schedules, irregular schedules, and exposure to psychosocial risks (high quantitative and emotional psychological demands). Double presence should be considered as a variable in the evaluation of psychosocial risks, and collective bargaining should consider negotiating clauses that can impact it positively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-526
JournalNew Solutions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


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