The choices women face between work and home are often captured in the popular and well-used concept of ‘work-life balance’ (WLB). This has been conceptualised as a self-determined state of well-being a person can reach that allows effective management of multiple responsibilities of work, home and community (Buddhapriya, 2005). Clark defines it simply as “satisfaction and good functioning at work and at home, with minimum role conflict” (Clark, 2000: 751).