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The Global Struggle for Work-Life Balance and its Impact on Consumer Markets

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The Global Struggle for Work-Life Balance and its Impact on Consumer Markets
Published: November 6, 2015 Content info: 73 Pages
Description

The frenetic pace of modern life, combined with longer working hours and an increasingly strong reliance on digital devices means that jobs are swallowing up people's lives, leading to a less defined distinction between work and leisure.

Strategy Briefings offer unique insight into emerging trends world-wide. Aimed squarely at strategists and planners, they draw on Euromonitor International's vast information resources to give top line insight across markets and within consumer segments. Written by some of our most experienced analysts, they are designed as provocations for senior management to use in their own forum, allowing them to stand back and reflect on the behaviour and motivation driving global markets today and tomorrow.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Why buy this report

  • Identify factors driving change now and in the future
  • Understand motivation
  • Forward-looking outlook
  • Briefings and presentation should provoke lively discussion at senior level
  • Take a step back from micro trends
  • Get up to date estimates and comment
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Product Code: STR1115worklifebalance

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Perceptions of Work-life Balance
    • Work Patterns
    • Faster Lifestyles
    • Leisure Trends
    • Impact on Consumer Markets
    • Retail Trends
    • Outlook

Consumers' Perceptions of Work-life Balance

  • Chart 1. Opinions About Work-Life Balance 2015
  • Chart 2. Personal Perception of Work-Life Balance 2015
  • Chart 3. Approaches to Work While on Holiday 2015
  • Chart 4. Household Chores Comparison: Men vs Women 2013
  • Chart 5. Cooking or Baking Comparison: Men vs Women 2013
  • Chart 6. Care of Children/Elderly Comparison: Men vs Women 2013
  • Chart 7. Sacrifices Made to Manage Work-Life Balance by Age Group in the US 2015

Changing Work Patterns

  • A Growing Workforce
    • Chart 8. Labour Force Participation 2009/2014
  • Longer Working Hours
    • Chart 9. Actual Weekly Working Hours in Selected Countries 2014
    • Chart 10. Employees Working Very Long Hours in Selected OECD Countries 2015
  • Leave Entitlement
    • Chart 11. Paid Holiday in Selected Countries 2014
  • Working Women
    • Chart 12. Female Employment Rate by Country 2009/2014
  • Parental Benefits
    • Summary 1. US Employers Improving Family-Friendly Policies in 2015
    • Chart 13. Length of Maternity Leave by Country in 2014
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
    • Chart 14. Opinions About Flexible Work Arrangements in 2015
    • Chart 15. What Global Workers Want in a Job to Help Manage Work-Life Balance, by Age Group
  • Part-time Employment
    • Chart 16. Part-Time Employment by Country 2009/2014
  • Zero Hours Contracts
  • Working From Home
    • Chart 17. Respondents Working from Home in 2013
  • Self-employment
    • Table 1. Self-Employment by Country 2009/2014

Faster Lifestyles

  • Impact of Urbanisation
    • Chart 18. World's Largest Cities by Population 2009/2014
  • Health Implications of Faster Lifestyles
  • Impact of Technology
    • Chart 19. Ownership of Devices Globally 2013
    • Table 2. Mobile Internet Subscriptions by Country 2009/2014
    • Chart 20. Attitudes Towards Cloud Computing 2014
    • Chart 21. Employees Saying Their Employer Expects Them to be Available Outside Regular Office Hours 2015
    • Chart 22. Employees Saying Their Employer Expects Them to be Available by Phone and Email During Holidays 2015

Leisure Trends

  • Leisure Time Squeezed
    • Chart 23. Hours Devoted to Leisure and Personal Care in Selected OECD Countries 2015
  • Favourite Activities
    • Chart 24. Favourite Activities at Home on a “Free Day” 2013
    • Chart 25. Favourite Activities Away from Home on a “Free Day” 2013
  • Mobile Entertainment
    • Chart 26. Global Digital Music Revenues 2009-2014
    • Table 3. The Global Market for Digital Gaming 2009/2014
  • the Role of Social Media
    • Chart 27. Global Use of Social Networking by Device 2014

Impact on Consumer Markets

  • Household Appliances
    • Chart 28. The Global Market for Selected Time-Saving Appliances 2009/2014
  • Smartphones and Tablets
    • Chart 29. The Global Market for Smartphones and Tablets 2010-2015
  • Tourism
    • Table 4. Domestic Trips by Country 2009/2014
    • Chart 30. Outbound Trips by Country 2009/2014
    • Table 5. Average Length of Trips in Selected EU Countries 2013
    • Table 6. Revenues from Spas in Key Markets 2009/2014
  • Foodservice Trends
    • Table 7. Foodservice Revenues by Type of Outlet 2009/2014
  • Domestic Help

Impact on Retail

  • the Move Towards Online Retailing
    • Table 8. Internet Retailing in Selected Countries 2009/2014
  • M-commerce
    • Chart 31. Mobile Retailing as a Percentage of Internet Retailing in Selected Countries 2014
  • Outlook
    • Table 9. Forecast Sales of Smartphones and Tablets 2015/2020
    • Table 10. Forecast Domestic and Outbound Tourism Flows 2014-2019
    • Chart 32. Forecast Internet vs Mobile Internet Retailing 2014-2019
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