detail - Foundation Office Japan / Regional Programme Social Economic Governance in Asia
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Key messages include:
- Women are more willing than men to sacrifice a large amount of their salary in exchange for greater worklife balance.
- Women’s willingness to pay for better work-life balance compared to men can be explained in part by a greater sense of guilt compared to men.
- The findings stress that policy-makers need to be sensitive to the gender-based differences on guilt and its impact on work.