Women, Men, Work And Family In Europe

Paperback | June 15, 2010

EditorRosemary Crompton, Suzan Lewis, Clare Lyonette

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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. This collection explores this revolution in working practices across Europe.

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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. This collection explores this revolution in working practices across Europe.

ROSEMARY CROMPTON is Professor of Sociology at City University, London, UK.SUZAN LEWIS is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Middlesex University, UK. She co-ordinated a recently completed EU Framework Five project, Gender, Parenthood and the Changing Workplace (Transitions) and is a partner in a new EU project on Quality of Li...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.53 × 5.49 × 0.65 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: The Unravelling of the 'Male Breadwinner' Model - and Some of its Consequences; R.Crompton, S.Lewis & C.Lyonette * Evolutions and Approaches to Equitable Divisions of Paid Work and Care in Three European Countries: A Multi-Level Challenge; R.Gambles, S.Lewis & R.Rapoport * Social Policy in Europe: Its Impact on Families and Work; L.Den Dulk & A.Van Doorne-Huiskes * Fertility Rates and Mothers' Employment Behaviour in Comparative Perspective: Similarities and Differences in Six European Countries; J.Fagnani * Fertility Decline, The Postponement of Childbearing and the Increase in Childlessness in Central and Eastern Europe: A Gender Equity Approach; H.Haskova * Main Patterns in Attitudes to the Articulation Between Work and Family Life: A Cross-National Analysis; K.Wall * Occupational Class, Country and the Domestic Division of Labour; R.Crompton & C.Lyonette * Gender, Social Class and Work-Life Balance in the New Economy; D.Perrons, L.Mcdowell, C.Fagan, K.Ray & K.Ward * Care Capital, Stress and Satisfaction; A.Anttonen & J.Sipilä * The Workplace as an Arena for Negotiating the Work-Family Boundary: A Case Study of Two Swedish Social Services Agencies; M.Bäck-Wiklund & L.Plantin * Women's Occupational Patterns and Work-Family Arrangements: Do National and Organisational Policies Matter?; M.Das Dores Guerreiro & I.Pereira * Employment, The Family and 'Work-Life Balance' in France; N.Le Feuvre & C.Lemarchant * Continuities, Change and Transformations; R.Crompton, S.Lewis & C.Lyonette * Bibliography * Index

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"Those with serious concerns regarding the work-family nexus will find this a must read... Essential." —CHOICE