Gendered Policies in Europe examines the policy process, focusing on the shifts in equal opportunities legislation towards measures to help parents combine employment and family life. The authors track the inputs of members states and pressure groups to European policy formation and analyse outputs and outcomes at national levels as they impact on gender issues in law and practice. They draw on examples of the implementation of reconciliation policies to illustrate how the policy process operates in different national contexts.
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Table of ContentsList of Figures Notes on the Contributors Preface From Equal Pay to Reconciliation of Employment and Family Life; L.Hantrais The European Union and the Equal Opportunities Process; M.Stratigaki Reconciliation Policies from a Comparative Perspective; M.Lohkamp-Himmighofen & C.Dienel From Equality to Reconciliation in France?; M.T.Lanquetin, J.Laufer & M.T.Letablier Equal Opportunities Policies and the Management of Care in Germany; K.Scheiwe The Paradoxes of Italian Law and Practice; A.Del Re From Hard to Soft Law and from Equality to Reconciliation in the United Kingdom; B.Bagilhole & P.Byrne Reconciliation Policies in Spain; C.Valiente Adaptation or Diffusion of the Swedish Gender Model?; C.Bergqvist & A.C.Jungar Taking Stock and Looking Ahead; M.Threlfall Bibliography Index