ABSTRACT

The book presents state of the art research on women’s current position in European labour markets. It combines analysis of the latest trends in employment, occupational segregation, working time, unpaid work, social provisions (especially care provisions) and the impact of the financial crisis, with overall assessment of the actual impact of the European Employment Strategy and the specific impact of key policies, such as taxation and flexicurity.

chapter 1|10 pages

A new vision of gender equality in Europe?

ByFRANCESCA BETTIO, JANNEKE PLANTENGA

part |2 pages

PART I The economics of gender equality

chapter 2|23 pages

Do we have a case for gender equality?

chapter 3|15 pages

Measuring gender equality within the European Union

ByJANNEKE PLANTENGA, CHANTAL REMERY

part |2 pages

PART II Care and work in Europe today

chapter 4|20 pages

Unpaid family work in Europe: gender and country differences

ByFRANCESCA FRANCAVILLA , GIANNA C . GIANNELLI ,

chapter 5|19 pages

Flexible working arrangements and gender equality: categorising the European Member States

ByJANNEKE PLANTENGA, CHANTAL REMERY

chapter 6|16 pages

Reconciliation of work and private life

ByJANNEKE PLANTENGA, CHANTAL REMERY

chapter 7|25 pages

Affordability of care and quality of work: new trends in elderly care

ByANNAMARIA SIMONAZZI, SARA PICCHI

part |2 pages

PART III Policy: promoting change or eroding equality?

chapter 9|31 pages

9 Current tax- benefit systems in Europe: are they fair to working women?

ByFRANCESCA BETTIO, ALINA VERASHCHAGINA

chapter 11|18 pages

Recession and recovery: making gender equality part of the solution

ByMARK SMITH, PAOLA VILLA