Health and Welfare Policy Forum 2023.3 No.317, pp.21-32
Work-life balance policies have been a major pillar of the Basic Plan for Low Fertility and Aging Society, which has been in effect for the past 20 years. However, not enough monitoring has been conducted of those policies. For the present study, 17 work-life balance policy experts were selected based on their expertise in the areas of policy purpose and contents, project promotion systems, contents, schedules, management, and performance assessment methods. Our analysis suggests that in order to objectively, reasonably, and effectively evaluate the performance of the work-life balance policies, there is a need for systematic performance management and improvement in the effectiveness of indicators. This study makes recommendations for how to get there.