Non-standard working schedules (night, evening, weekend, long hours) are experiencing unprecedented growth and are spreading to many countries and sectors of the economy. This rapid growth is linked to various factors: the population’s ageing and rising health needs, changing lifestyles, digital technologies, and a more flexible labour market. It poses massive challenges for public authorities in terms of public health, population and gender outcomes.

Study goals

The objective of the WORKLIFE project is twofold:

  • to analyse the effects of non-standard working schedules on family dynamics (fertility behavior, birth timing, marriage and dissolution risk, gender inequalities);
  • to understand the role of employers in employee trade-offs and family adjustments.


We gratefully aknowledge our funder: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).