Care Between Work And Welfare In European Societies

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

EditorBirgit Pfau-Effinger, Tine Rostgaard

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This book provides insights into the theoretical framework of 'tensions' related to care for children and the elderly. It analyzes if, and under what conditions, welfare state reforms have contributed to strengthening existing tensions, creating new tensions, or relaxing such tensions.

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This book provides insights into the theoretical framework of 'tensions' related to care for children and the elderly. It analyzes if, and under what conditions, welfare state reforms have contributed to strengthening existing tensions, creating new tensions, or relaxing such tensions.

BIRGIT PFAU-EFFINGER is Full Professor of Sociology and Director at the Centre of Globalisation and Governance at the Institute for Sociology, University of Hamburg, Germany. Her main fields of research include cross-national differences of welfare states, family policies, gender arrangements, undeclared work, childcare and elderly ca...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.76 × 5.8 × 0.94 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230291295

ISBN - 13:9780230291294

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Table of Contents

Tensions Related to Care in European Welfare States; B.Pfau-Effinger & T.Rostgaard
Theorising Care and Care Work; A.Anttonen & M.Zechner
Tensions between Care Values and Care Policies in European Societies; B.Pfau-Effinger
Tensions in Family Policies in Post-Communist Central Europe; S.Saxonberg 
Nordic Child Care  - a Response to Old and New Tensions?; G.Eydal & T.Rostgaard
Tensions Related to the Transition of Elderly Care from an Unpaid to a Paid Activity; P.H.Jensen & R.Juul Møberg
Under Tension: Formal Care Work with Older People; T.Kröger
Tensions Related to Care Migration - The South-North Divide of Long Term Care; T.Rostgaard, C.Chiatti & G.Lamura
Migrant Carers in Eldercare Provision: Interaction of Policy Fields; H.Theobald
Tensions Related to Cash for Care Schemes; B.Da Roit & B.Le Bihan

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"It is very difficult to provide a convincing account of a field that is changing rapidly. This book achieves that task with a narrative that is both empirically wide-ranging and theoretically coherent. The Europe-wide scope of the book is particularly valuable as is its focus on the nature and impact of change and reform in policies and people's everyday lives. The reader will be invaluably instructed and impressed by the collection."-- Professor Mary Daly, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland