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.

part I|40 pages

The economics of gender equality

part II|82 pages

Care and work in Europe today

chapter 4|20 pages

Unpaid family work in Europe

Gender and country differences

chapter 5|19 pages

Flexible working arrangements and gender equality

Categorising the European Member States

chapter 7|25 pages

Affordability of care and quality of work

New trends in elderly care

part III|109 pages


chapter 9|31 pages

Current tax-benefit systems in Europe

Are they fair to working women?

chapter 10|25 pages

Men and gender equality

Tackling gender segregation in family roles and in social care jobs

chapter 11|18 pages

Recession and recovery

Making gender equality part of the solution