Work-life Balance In Europe: The Role Of Job Quality

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

EditorSonja Drobnic, Ana M. Guillén

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Examining the debate on quality of jobs in Europe, this book focuses on the work-life balance-a central element of the EU agenda. It addresses tensions between work and private life, examining job quality, job security, working conditions and time-use patterns of individuals and households as well as institutional contexts.

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Examining the debate on quality of jobs in Europe, this book focuses on the work-life balance-a central element of the EU agenda. It addresses tensions between work and private life, examining job quality, job security, working conditions and time-use patterns of individuals and households as well as institutional contexts.

SONJA DROBNIC is Professor of Sociology/Social Science Research Methods at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Her research interests include social inequalities in the household and in the labour market, social networks and social capital, issues in social stratification, and quality of life and work. Her previous publications includ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.87 × 5.79 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230289495

ISBN - 13:9780230289499

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Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Drobnic & A.M.Guillén
Working Hours, Autonomy, and Work-family Conflict: a Multi-level Approach; H.Chung
Job Quality and Work-life Balance: A Comparison of Parents and Older Workers in Europe; C.Fagan & P.Walthéry
Job Quality, Work–family Tensions and Well-being: the Finnish Case; M.Salmi & J.Lammi-Taskula
Job Demands and Work-family Conflict: Empirical Evidence from Service Sector Employees in Eight European Countries; B.Beham&S.Drobnic
Part-time in Skilled Jobs: The Case of the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain; Z.Ibáñez
Policies and Practices in Care; T.Rostgaard
Time with Children: Parents' Active Childcare in Different Family Policy Models; M.Bygren, A.Duvander & T.Ferrarini
Tensions between Work and Private Life in Spanish Dual-income Couples; S.Dema
Concluding Thoughts on Tensions between Work and Private Life and Policy Responses; A.M.Guillén