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Though most workers are not willing to accept lower wages for some types of flexible work arrangements (e.g., scheduling flexibility to set their own days and times of work at a fixed number of hours, or the ability to choose the number of hours they work), women are generally more willing than men to give up more of their pay in exchange for flexible work options such as working from home and avoiding irregular work hours, especially if they have young children.  

Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements

Amanda Pallais, Alexandre Mas

Though most workers are not willing to accept lower wages for some types of flexible work arrangements (e.g., scheduling flexibility to set their own days and times of work at a fixed number of hours, or the ability to choose the number of hours they work), women are generally more willing than men to give up more of their pay in exchange for flexible work options such as working from home and avoiding irregular work hours, especially if they have young children.  

Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements

Amanda Pallais, Alexandre Mas

Though most workers are not willing to accept lower wages for some types of flexible work arrangements (e.g., scheduling flexibility to set their own days and times of work at a fixed number of hours, or the ability to choose the number of hours they work), women are generally more willing than men to give up more of their pay in exchange for flexible work options such as working from home and avoiding irregular work hours, especially if they have young children.  

Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements

Amanda Pallais, Alexandre Mas