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Patterns of development in work/family reconciliation policies for parents in France, German, the Netherlands, and the UK in the 2000's

Lewis, Jane, Knijn, Trudie, Martin, Claude and Ostner, Ilona (2008) Patterns of development in work/family reconciliation policies for parents in France, German, the Netherlands, and the UK in the 2000's. Social Politics, 15 (3). pp. 261-286. ISSN 1072-4745

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Abstract

Work/family reconciliation policies have increasingly become part of employment-led social policy at both EU and Member State levels. Given this trend, we expected to see more attention to policies that unequivocally promote women's employment: childcare provision and the promotion of flexible working, together with reform of leaves that permit labour market exit in order to care for children. Our examination of the nature of change in policy goals and instruments finds that developments have not been this straightforward, and that they can be related to existing (and differing) patterns of labour market behaviour and attitudes towards parental involvement in work and care.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://sp.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2008 Social Politics
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 12:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26264/

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