Reconciling Work and Life

A good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major BSC goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. Achieving work-life balance can be made easier by family-oriented policies such as social benefits, employment-protected leave for parents, and affordable formal arrangements for family care. Flexibility in the organization of work (part-time work, flexible working time, and telework) can also have an enabling effect.

The BSC works to establish rules and promote best practices that favor work-life balance.