By Jane Lewis
`This ebook offers a super synthesis of comparative examine on work-family regulations with specific relevance to the rising coverage time table within the united kingdom. Jane Lewis is a profound philosopher and sleek author who leavens her theoretical sophistication with accomplished realization to useful details.'
- Nancy Folbre, collage of Massachusetts Amherst, US
`Jane Lewis is an excellent conceptual innovator and talented empirical analyst within the box of social coverage. This ebook expertly illuminates the dramatically altering terrain of social coverage near to employment, relations and gender relations.'
- Ann Orloff, Northwestern collage, US
Combining paid paintings with taking good care of youngsters has turn into more challenging for households as women's operating hours have elevated. over the last decade the difficulty of work-family stability has reached a extra widespread position at the coverage time table of many Western ecu nations. but the preoccupations of governments were mostly instrumental, focusing relatively at the aim of accelerating girl employment premiums with a purpose to in achieving better competitiveness and financial progress, and in addition in lots of international locations on elevating fertility premiums and selling kid's early studying.
This vital booklet seems on the 3 major parts of work-family coverage programs - childcare providers, versatile operating styles and entitlements to depart from paintings to be able to care - throughout EU15 Member States, with comparative connection with the USA. It additionally offers an in-depth exam of advancements within the united kingdom. adaptations in nationwide priorities, coverage tools, verified coverage orientations and the context for coverage making when it comes to employment styles, fertility habit and attitudes in the direction of paintings and care are highlighted.
Gender inequalities within the department of paid and unpaid paintings underpin the total factor of work-family stability. yet what constitutes gender equality during this an important coverage box? Jane Lewis argues that during spite of starting to be political emphasis at the significance of `choice', a `real' option to have interaction in both or either the socially helpful actions of paid and unpaid paintings has remained elusive.
Work-Family stability, Gender and Policy is key interpreting for college students and students who desire to comprehend the advanced demanding situations dealing with households and relatives coverage and the possibilities for the future.
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