FAMILY, WORK SITUATIONS FACED AND WORK LIFE BALANCE OF WOMEN WORKING IN TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
This paper aims to study the problems faced by working women in the academic field specially in tertiary education both at home and in their work place. It also studies about their work-life balance. Discussions were held and Questionnaire was used to study about the problems faced by women. Responses were collected from 60 women, analysed and the current situation is depicted. Women face problems at home (doing daily duties, helping children, treatment at home equal to spouse, independence in spending money, etc.) and work place (based on gender on appointment, pay, promotion, leave availing, etc.). They also have problems in balancing work and family life. Organization pays less attention in providing programs and policies in favour of women to help them balance their work and family life.
The results of this study can help in developing a considerate working atmosphere for women in work place. This would assist the organizations in finding out solutions for retaining women workforce. Further society has to be educated on the situation of women, which would help them understand and empathize.
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