Work and Welfare in Europe

Childbearing, Women's Employment and Work-Life Balance Policies in Contemporary Europe

Authors: Fratczak, Ewa

Editors: Oláh, Livia Sz. (Ed.)

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This volume addresses the relationship between childbearing, paid work and work-life balance policies across Europe in the 21st century, illuminating the uncertainty and risk related to insecure labour force attachment, the incoherence of women's and men's access to education and employment and the unequal share of domestic responsibilities.

About the authors

Susanne Fahlén, Stockholm University, Sweden Ariane Pailhé, French National Demographic Institute, France Anne Solaz, French National Demographic Research Institute, France Katharina Lutz, University of Frankfurt, Germany Mandy Boehnke, University of Bremen, Germany Johannes Huinink, University of Bremen, Germany Silke Tophoven, Institute for Employment Research, UK Aneta Ptak-Chmielewska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland Judit Takács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

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"The volume extends our knowledge about the mechanisms of childbearing decision making, the effect of increased labour market flexibility on family choices, the impact of policy measures, and the interplay between micro- and macro-level factors in different social contexts. The careful selection and the relatively low number of countries make the cross-national comparisons interesting and manageable, providing a good balance between detailed single-country descriptions and more generalised overview of dozens of nations. Even though each empirical chapter deals with one country at a time, the common comparative conceptual framework and the harmonised research design are meant to contribute to the coherence of the book. Moreover, the introductory and closing chapters seek to provide a common background and synthesise the findings." - Lívia Murinkó, Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Aspirations and Uncertainties. Childbearing Choices and Work-Life Realities in Europe

    Pages 1-27

    Oláh, Livia Sz. (et al.)

  • Work and Childbearing Intentions from a Capability Perspective: Young Adult Women in Sweden

    Pages 28-64

    Fahlén, Susanne (et al.)

  • Employment Instability and Childbearing Plans in a Child-Oriented Country: Evidence from France

    Pages 65-96

    Pailhé, Ariane (et al.)

  • Female Employment, Reconciliation Policies and Childbearing Intentions in East and West Germany

    Pages 97-134

    Lutz, Katharina (et al.)

  • The Interplay of Fertility Intentions, Female Employment and Work-Life Balance Policies in Contemporary Poland: Can Gender Equity, Preference and Social Capital Theories Provide a Better Insight?

    Pages 135-178

    Frątczak, Ewa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childbearing, Women's Employment and Work-Life Balance Policies in Contemporary Europe
Authors
Editors
  • Livia Sz. Oláh
Series Title
Work and Welfare in Europe
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31854-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137318541
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-32088-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34027-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 224
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