Gender and the European Labour Market by Francesca BettioGender and the European Labour Market by Francesca Bettio

Gender and the European Labour Market

EditorFrancesca Bettio, Janneke Plantenga, Mark Smith

Hardcover | March 14, 2013

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The book presents state of the art research on women's current position in European labour markets. It combines analysis of the latest trends in employment, occupational segregation, working time, unpaid work, social provisions (especially care provisions) and the impact of the financial crisis, with overall assessment of the actual impact of the European Employment Strategy and the specific impact of key policies, such as taxation and flexicurity.

Francesca Bettiois Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, Italy.Janneke Plantengais Professor of Economics at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.Mark Smithis Associate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.
Title:Gender and the European Labour MarketFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415664330

ISBN - 13:9780415664332


Table of Contents

1. A New Vision of Gender Equality in Europe?Francesca Bettio, Janneke Plantenga and Mark Smith PART I: The Economics of Gender Equality 2. Do We Have a Case for Gender Equality?Mark Smith, A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Francesca Bettio 3. Measuring Gender Equality Within the European UnionJanneke Plantenga and Chantal Remery PART ii: Care and Work in Europe Today? 4. Unpaid Family Work in Europe: Gender and Country DifferencesFrancesca Francavilla, Gianna C. Giannelli, Lucia Mangiavacchi and Luca Piccoli 5. Flexible Working Arrangements and Gender Equality: Categorising the European Member StatesJanneke Plantenga and Chantal Remery 6. Reconciliation of Work and Private LiveJanneke Plantenga and Chantal Remery 7. Affordability of Care and Quality of Work. New Trends in Elderly CareAnnamaria Simonazzi and Sara Picchi  PART III: Policy, Promoting Change or Croding Equality? 8. The Role of the EES in the Promotion of Gender Equality in the Labour Market: a Critical AppraisalPaola Villa 9. Current Tax-Benefit Systems in Europe. Are They Fair to Working Women?Francesca Bettio and Alina Veroshchagina 10. Men and Gender Equality: Tachling Gender Segregation in Family Roles and in Social Care JobsColette Fagan and Helen Norman 11. Recession and Recovery: Making Gender Equality Part of the SolutionMark Smith and Paola Villa

Editorial Reviews

"I can nonetheless recommend this book to policymakers and scholars who are interested in gender issues and who value practical advice and empirical knowledge. It is an easy and interesting read that provides a lot of detail and inspiration for further research and policies relevant for fostering gender equality."
- Lena Hipp, WZB Social Science Center Berlin, British Journal of Industrial Relations