Family, Women, and Employment in Central-Eastern Europe

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This book is the result of a survey conducted among experts on the problems faced by families and women in Central-Eastern Europe. The 16 contributors discuss such issues as: current trends in family and women's predicaments; the similarities and differences between conditions in Central-Eastern European countries; changes in urban and rural family structure; women's educational level; married women's employment; women's political participation. Each contributor evaluates the chances for equal rights and opportunities for men and women, and indicates trends in social policy concerning the family and working women.

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Contributors from Eastern Europe and the West look at women's issues and employment in eight Eastern and Central European countries-- including Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania-- since 1989. They focus on legislation, political participation, social and family services, employment, and changing attitudes, and report on conflicts in women's roles, gender-related division of labor, and employment discrimination. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313294020
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1995
  • Series: Controversies in Science Series , #11
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA LOBODZINSKA, a sociologist, was born and educated in Poland and received a Ph.D. from Warsaw University.

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Table of Contents

1 The Family and Working Women during and after Socialist Industrialization and Ideology 3
2 Women in Bulgaria 55
3 Women and Family - The Czech Version of Development and Chances for Improvement 75
4 Women's Equality, Work, and Family in the Czech Republic 87
5 East German Women - Chief Losers in German Unification 113
6 The Family in the German Democratic Republic from a Western Point of View 123
7 The Position of Hungarian Women in the Process of Regime Change 139
8 Women and Family in Lithuania 155
9 The Impact of Socioeconomic Restructuring on Polish Women 179
10 Women and Families in Poland: Pressing Problems and Possible Solutions 193
11 Participation of Women in the Workforce: The Case of Romania 213
12 Redomestication of Women and Democratization in Postsocialist Slovenia 229
13 Women and Work in Former Yugoslavia and Their Present Situation 237
14 Women, Work, and Family in Former Yugoslavia 245
15 Equal Opportunities: Obstacles and Remedies 261
Appendix: Statistical Information on Central Eastern Europe 275
References 285
Index 301
About the Contributors 311
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