Working Mothers in Europe

Childcare remains a family issue , to be carried out mainly by mothers . As a consequence , women are ... The rate of women who are employed part - time is the highest in Europe after the Netherlands . However , new trends in labour ...

Working Mothers in Europe

In order to illustrate cross-country variations in mothers' work and care arrangements in Europe, this book fuses a comparative approach towards welfare systems and social policies with an analysis of mothers' social practices in several European countries. The book demonstrates that across Europe, women increasingly retain their jobs after having children but that there are, however, striking differences in labor market participation of women both between and within European countries.

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Working Mothers in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Ute Gerhard, Trudie Knijn, Anja Weckwert
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

In order to illustrate cross-country variations in mothers' work and care arrangements in Europe, this book fuses a comparative approach towards welfare systems and social policies with an analysis of mothers' social practices in several European countries. The book demonstrates that across Europe, women increasingly retain their jobs after having
Care and Social Integration in European Societies
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Pfau-Effinger, Birgit, Geissler, Birgit
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-07 - Publisher: Policy Press

This book provides invaluable descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. Issues of gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored
How Welfare States Care
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Monique Kremer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Though women’s employment patterns in Europe have been changing drastically over several decades, the repercussions of this social revolution are just beginning to garner serious attention. Many scholars have presumed that diversity and change in women’s employment is based on the structures of welfare states and women’s responses to economic
Gender and Generational Division in EU Citizenship
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Trudie Knijn, Manuela Naldini
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-27 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Family law, gender equality, care arrangements and the consequences of demographic change have long been on the agenda of the European Union. However, these are coloured by national and cultural factors more than any other disputes, and form a barrier to the equalising of status for European citizens. Using an
Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: R. Crompton, S. Lewis, C. Lyonette
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-11 - Publisher: Springer

Social changes including an increase in dual-earner families, declining fertility, and growing problems of work-life 'balance' are underway as more women, particularly mothers, enter and remain in paid employment. The authors explore this in a number of European countries (Britain, France, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Portugal).