Work and family practices in Japanese firms: Their scope, nature and impact on employee turnover

Yoshio Yanadori, Takao Kato

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Abstract

Using firm-level data from Japan, this study examines the effects of four commonly used work and family practices on employee turnover: flextime, maternity leave, child care leave, and nursing care leave. Overall, we find statistically significant associations between work and family practices and female employee turnover in Japan. In stark contrast, we do not find such a statistically significant linkage between work and family practices and male employee turnover. As such, this study highlights the potential moderating effect of individual characteristics such as gender on the relationship between work and family practices and employee attitudes and behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-456
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Japanese firms
  • Voluntary turnover
  • Work and family practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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