Reconciliation of work and family life for men and women and the quality of care services Report on existing research in the European Union (Employment & social affairs)

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Reconciliation of work and family life for men and women and the quality of care services: report on existing research in the European Union. [European Commission.

Directorate-General for Employment, Industrial Relations, and Social Affairs. Unit V/D/5.;]. Since women assume.

more. family care responsibilities than men, work-life conflicts also perpetuate gender inequalities. During the early years of a child's life, women in particular seek to reduce the amount of time devoted to paid work. However periods out of work or in part-time work may reduce a woman's long-term job security, possibilitiesFile Size: KB.

+ Gender issues. Women and men have different family constraints when it comes to participating in the labour market. Women tend to temporarily withdraw from the labour force and to seek shorter hours or other flexible working arrangements during childbearing and the first years of life of their children.

The paper is contextualized within the framework of ILO Convention on Workers with Family Responsibilities (). The Convention recognises the problems of workers with family responsibilities and emphasises on the need to create effective equality of opportunity and treatment between men and women workers with family responsibilities and between Author: Ellina Samantroy, Sakshi Khurana.

The work–family balance has been conceptualised as an individual’s orientation across different life roles, an inter-role phenomenon (Marks & MacDermid, ), ‘satisfaction and good functioning at work and at home with a minimum of role conflict’ (Campbell-Clark,p ), and ‘a satisfying, healthy and productive life that Cited by: 5 2.

Possible approaches to the link between gender equality and reconciliation issues • The «exception» approach: maternity provisions are a justified exception to equal treatment between men and women (1st stage) • The «integrated» approach: maternity and paternity protection and a balanced reconciliation of work and family life are substantive.

Reconciliation Between Work, Private and Family Life: in the European Union [E U R O S T A T, European Commission] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Work is a source of income, professional satisfaction and social contact. However, work is not always easy to combine with family life and other private activitiesAuthors: S T A T, E U R O.

In drawing out the dichotomy between the emphasis on policies to assist with the reconciliation of work and family life (usually directed at women), and the inability of the (predominantly male. On 13th Septemberthe European Parliament will be called on to vote the report /(INI) “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”.

We are 11 networks of NGOs and Local Authorities and since we have been working together to raise awareness about the daily challenges faced by women and men across the EU in reconciling.

Recommendations on the issue “Reconciliation of Work and Family Life” VALORISING CARE TASKS / BUILDING AWARENESS AMONG LOCAL PLAYERS AND THE CITIZENS Reconciliation of personal time will never truly be achieved as long as inequalities between men and women persist in parental and household tasks1.

Despite progress. Reconciliation between work and family life has been a prominent feature of EU discourse, policy and legislation for some time now. Accordingly, an increasingly sophisticated array of Author: Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella. The European Company Survey on the Reconciliation of Work and Family Life provides a detailed description and analysis of family-friendly policies implemented by the firms in six European countries – Germany (DE), the United Kingdom (UK), France (FR), Italy (IT), Sweden (SE) and Poland (PL).Cited by: 2.

A balanced work and private life is important for a healthy workplace. Research shows that employees with higher levels of work-family conflict suffer up to 12 times more often from burnout and can experience up to three times more depression or other psychological problems as workers with a better work-life balance.

To create a more family-friendly work. Reconciliation: a safety net for all families. framework to today’s labour market to allow for parents with children and/or dependent relatives to better balance family and work life, allow for a greater sharing of care responsibilities between women and men, and to strengthen gender equality in the labour market.

Equality of men and women •Marginalisation of genders, no freedom of choice •Women out of individual income, men out of life of children •Role models •Sustainability of social security system •Higher income is higher security, good for fertility (Testa & Basten ) •Stress doing both – time management stress.

Care work is a sub-category of work that includes all tasks that directly involve care processes done in service of others. It is often differentiated from other forms of work because it is considered to be intrinsically motivated, meaning that people are motivated to pursue care work for reasons other than financial compensation.

Another factor that is often used to differentiate. Gender inequality in South Korea refers to the unequal opportunities and treatment men and women face in South Korea.

Derived from deep-rooted patriarchal ideologies and practices, gender inequality in South Korea is consistently ranked as one of the highest in the world.

While gender inequality remains especially prevalent in South Korea's economy and politics, it has. Spain’s fourth equal opportunity plan for women and men () made recommendations on changes in the regulations, making it easier to reconcile work and family life and assess the impact of existing legislative measures.

As an employer, the State can also innovate in the matter of measures to reconcile work and family life. Data and research on the families and children, OECD family database, gender gap, family support calculator, family size and composition, maternal employment, child poverty, child well-being., Finding a suitable work/family life balance is a challenge that all parents face.

Many parents and children in Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom are happy with. choice for mothers with young children, women work mainly full-time.

But even though women work outside the house, they still take full responsibility for the housework and for children care, together with the elderly and/or those ill-stricken members of the family.

In this sense, Torres and Moura () consider the existence. Our townhouse was spotless when my husband and I bought it back in Even more depressing than the fact that housing values in the Washington, D.C. area aren’t quite back to levels is that our home now looks terrible: crayon marks on the walls, food stains on the carpet, bent metal blinds, holes in fabric blinds, a crack in the ceiling under the bathroom.

3 number of employed women inper cent worked in agriculture and per cent in services. Male sectoral shares in comparison were per cent in agriculture and per cent in. RECONCILIATION OF WORK AND FAMILY LIFE ERA –21 November ‐Trier Alexia GARDIN, Professor at the Université de Lorraine 1 MATERNITY PROTECTION 2.

15/11/ 2 From the protection of health and safety at work to the principle of equal treatment between women and men 3 ‐Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19 October on the introduction.

family lives of both men and women. New family types – especially those derived from divorce and births outside marriage – are characteristic traits of modern societies that are also appearing in Portugal and are making it more difficult to ensure the balance between two of the most important areas of social life: work and family life.

The reconciliation of work and family life is one of the main challenges faced by working individuals, particularly women. for working citizens to have access to adequate care services for children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled. women and men to balance their work and family responsibilities.

Such. It is well-established that work is an integral part of life in the developed countries and balancing work and family life can be a difficult task for many families. However, this task is made even harder to accomplish when a mother is of low-income, lives in a rural area, and is working non-standard by:   And in a Pew poll, 72 percent of both women and men between 18 and 29 agreed that the best marriage is one in which husband and wife.

“The Quality of Women's Working Life", in L. Davis and A. Cherns, editors, The Quality of Working Life, The Free Press, New York,Vol.

1, pp. The Quality of Women's Working Life Judith B. Agassi There is a fundamental. pages, the employees’ family environment is key, since a large part of an individual's equilibrium, balance and habit-learning necessary for working life comes from this reality.

On the other hand, for all men (men and women), work is a source of self-realisation and socialisation. Work is serving and is, indeed, living. Reconciling Work and Family Life Irish Congress of Trade Unions initial assessment of the EU Commission package on work-life balance.

Read our submission here. Documents of reference: (a) Proposal for a Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers; (b)Annex to the Work-Life Balance Proposal; (c) Commission statement accompanying the Commission Proposal for. As suggested by differences in average work hours of men and women, in all OECD countries, part-time work is more common among women than men, with the highest rates of female part-time work in being in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

The countries in which women's share of part-time work is highest are Austria, Belgium, Germany and. The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform that provides information about policies that can help children and their families face the challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.

conceptions of care, paid work, social citizenship rights, and welfare state obligations. Others locate the problem of “work/family conflict” in women’s lives and largely ignoring political questions about the organization of paid and care work and men’s economic and familial roles.

Reflections Of A Man is a book designed for both men and women to enhance the quality of their personal relationships. For the women, it encourages you to recognize the true value of your love, to reevaluate your standards and to make the decision that you will no longer settle for anything less than someone who loves you, respects you, and.

Work, Care & Family Policies 5 Election Benchmarks Positive policies for better work, care and family outcomes T HE Work + Family Policy Roundtable is a network of researchers with expertise on work, care and family policy.

Its goal is to propose, comment upon, collect and disseminate research to inform evidence-based public policy in. and economic spheres. Work and family lives increasingly influence each other as both women and men engage in earning as well as caring activities, often reinforced by increasing employment instability and precariousness.

Gender relations and related values and attitudes have become more fluid, changing dynamically over the life course in the. Work success for mothers on welfare cannot be accomplished without concomitant services such as quality child care, education and relevant job skills training, available jobs that pay more than welfare and provide family friendly benefits, and support services that promote retention such as transportation, appropriate attire, and encouragement.

Medication errors can lead to serious complications, admission to the hospital or even death. Crouse Hospital encourages you to take the time to sit down and complete your own Personal Medication Record. It could just save your life. Quality of care, end of life, questionnaire, psychometrics Introduction In a recent systematic review for the Na-tional Institutes of Health State of the Science Conference on End-of-Life Care, Lorenz et al.

identified the need for measures by which the quality of end-of-life care may be described, evaluated, and improved.1,2 Despite a signifi. Gender equality, also known as sexual equality or equality of the sexes, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.

Gender equality is the goal, while gender neutrality and gender equity .Quality of Work - concept and measurement: 04/ Laura den Dulk, Bram Peper: Managing work-life policies in the European workplace: 03/ Barbara Hobson, Susanne FahlÉn: Applying Sen’s Capabilities Framework to Work Family Balance within a European Context: 02/ Johan Davidsson, Marek Naczyk: The Ins and Outs of Dualisation: A Literature.1.

Introduction. Neoliberal policy is grounded in a discourse of individualist family life, placing emphasis on the adult individual to fulfil their obligation to engage in paid work and be self-reliant as a family unit (Haylett,Skevik, ).These policies depend upon a normative definition of the successful parent, as a responsible, active (employed) citizen who will evaluate the Cited by: 8.

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