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Family Policies in the Context of Family Change: The Nordic by Ilona Ostner, Christoph Schmitt PDF

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By Ilona Ostner, Christoph Schmitt

ISBN-10: 3531145649

ISBN-13: 9783531145648

ISBN-10: 3531908952

ISBN-13: 9783531908953

A larger work-life stability for operating mom and dad has turn into an critical social coverage factor in so much modern welfare states and units ambitions: to extend versatile labour forces in addition to the variety of daycare amenities and to enhance children´s total schooling. Drawing upon up to date empirical facts, the amount offers certain insights in rules concentrating on households, especially, ladies as (to be) mom and dad and employees. It compares reports made in Nordic nations over the past two decades. those nations became paragons for guidelines that it appears paintings in favour of enhancing the work-life stability, equivalent employment possibilities and public baby care. The Netherlands, Germany and the united kingdom are taken in as nations that supply contrasts in employment styles and family-related guidelines. the quantity is a well timed contribution to ongoing debates on ‘policies that paintings’ and comparable quests for policy-learning in regard to boosting girl employment, retaining, even expanding, birth-rates and making an investment in human assets.

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This implies that women and men have rights to employment and economic autonomy; both genders have obligations and rights to share domestic chores and care of children and other dependant family members; they shall have equal opportunities to participate in community activities such as political activities, labour unions or other associations (Roth, 2001). Economic independence between men and women in the family is a cornerstone in the ‘adult worker’ model. Parental leave and public provision of childcare have been important measures to support working parents.

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