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A family-friendly corporation is a workplace that recognizes the family responsibilities of its employees and implements policies that allow them to sustain a work and family life balance. It can also be called a family-friendly company or family-friendly employer.

There are several reasons why organizations decide to become family friendly. Some of them adopt familyfriendly programs in an effort to create a committed workforce. Other reasons are improving retention and productivity and providing an environment that allows employees to simultaneously accomplish work and family responsibilities.

Family-friendly corporations were initiated partly by the demographic changes in Western countries: Women entered the labor market in a massive way during the Industrial Revolution, the divorce rate increased, the number of single-parent families rose, and the birth rate decreased. The trend ...

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