Care and social integration in European societies / / ed. by Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Birgit Geissler.
This book provides invaluable descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. It includes analyses of the modernisation of inf...
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|Bristol : : Policy Press, , 
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|Front Matter --
List of tables and figures --
Notes on contributors --
Care arrangements in European societies --
Change in European care arrangements --
Development paths of care arrangements in the framework of family values and welfare values --
New forms of informal, semi-formal and formal care work --
Gender, labour markets and care work in five European funding regimes --
Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects --
Migrants’ care work in private households, or the strength of bilocal and transnational ties as a last(ing) resource in global migration --
Welfare-state policies towards care work --
Comparative approaches to social care: diversity in care production modes --
Social rights and care responsibility in the French welfare state --
Childcare policies of the Nordic welfare states: different paths to enable parents to earn and care? --
Informal family-based care work in the Austrian care arrangement --
The formalisation of care work and the labour market --
Labour market participation of women and social exclusion: contradictory processes of care employment in Sweden and Germany --
Women’s work between family and welfare state: part-time work and childcare in France and Sweden --
Labour market integration of women and childcare in Slovenia --
Family leave and employment in the EU: transition of working mothers in and out of employment --
Political actors and the modernisation of care policies in Britain and Germany --
Welfare state and the family in the field of social care --
|This book provides invaluable descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. It includes analyses of the modernisation of informal care and new forms of informal care, topics often neglected in the literature. Issues of gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored in a series of chapters that report on original empirical, cross-national research. All contributors are high-ranking experts involved in the COST A13 Action Programme, funded by the European Union. Care and social integration in European societies is essential reading for social policy and sociology academics, particularly those who are interested in comparative policy analysis, gender, labour markets and families. It is also recommended reading for graduate level students in these fields and policy makers, for whom the book provides a unique resource on the latest European developments in this critical policy area.
|Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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|ed. by Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Birgit Geissler.