Gendered Policies in Europe: Reconciling Employment and Family Life

Gendered Policies in Europe: Reconciling Employment and Family Life




This book provides important and timely insights into the changing policy process in the area of equal opportunities. The authors track the contributions of member states and pressure groups to EU policy formation, and analyze the impacts of European legislation on gender issues in law and practice. By combining detailed analysis of the EU policy-making framework with national case-studies, the book illustrates how different policy styles and institutional settings have shaped equality policy and influence implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312229238
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.71(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Linda Hantrais is Chair in the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University.

Table of Contents

From Equal Pay to Reconciliation of Employment and Family Life--Linda Hantrais
* The European Union and the Equal Opportunities Process--Maria Stratigaki
* Reconciliation Policies from a Comparative Perspective--Marlene Lohkamp-Himmighofen & Christiane Dienel
* From Equality to Reconciliation in France?--Marie-Thérèse Lanquetin, Jacqueline Laufer & Marie-Thérèse Letablier
* Equal Opportunities Policies and the Management of Care in Germany--Kirsten Scheiwe
* The Paradoxes of Italian Law and Practice--Alisa Del Re
* From Hard to Soft Law and From Equality to reconciliation in the United Kingdom--Barbara Bagilhole & Paul Byrne
* Reconciliation Policies in Spain--Celia Valiente
* Adaptation of Diffusion of the Swedish Gender Model?--Christina Bergqvist & Ann-Cathrine Jungar
* Taking Stock and Looking Ahead--Monica Threlfall

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