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From - Kim Higginson, Information Officer, Mental Health Foundation
Ensuring work family balance is the theme for International Day of Families 2012.
The promotional material highlights the personal impact, but primarily the impact on families of long working hours, and advocates for family orientated policies and programmes that promote good work-life balance. Organisers put forth four policy recommendations to make work-life balance easier to achieve: availability of parental leave, gender equality & the role of men in families, flexible working arrangements, and quality childcare.
The NZ Families Commission has recently produced a snapshot publication looking at families and work, noting that many with commitments struggle to spend quality time together, and it echoes the recommendations made by the United Nations.