Brotherhood of St Laurence

Families, care-giving and paid work : challenging labour law in the 21st century /

By: James, Grace (ed.)
Contributor(s): Busby, Nicole (ed.)
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing 2011Description: xii, 231 pISBN: 1849802629; ; 9781849802628Subject(s): Labour Laws And Legislation Cross-cultural Studies | Work And Family Europe | Employment Law And Legislation - Cross-cultural Studies | Caregivers Employment | Europe Social Policy | Women Employment - Europe | Mothers Employment | Carers | Working MothersDDC classification: 331.44 FAM
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Includes bibiographical refences and index. Contents: Introduction Nicole Busby and Grace James ; Part 1. Reconciling Employment and Family Care-giving: A Gender Analysis of Current Challenges and Future Directions for UK Policy Suzy MacPherson ; 2. Atypical Working in Europe and the Impact on Work - Family Reconciliation Clare Lyonette ; 3. Is There a Fundamental Right to Reconcile Work and Family Life in the EU Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella ; Part II: 4. The Rights and Realities of Balancing Work and Family Life in New Zealand Annick Masselot ; 5. Law's Response to the Reconciliation of Work and Care: The Australian Case Sara Charlesworth ; 6. Parental Leave Rights in Italy: Reconciling Gender Ideologies with the Demands of Europeanisation Roberta Guerrina ; 7. Comparative Lessons on Work/Family Conflict - Swedish Parental Leave versus American Parental Leave Michelle Weldon-Johns ; Part III: 8. Care-giving and Reasonable Adjustment in the UK Rachel Horton ; 9. Reconciling Care-giving and Paid Work in Ireland: The Contribution of Protection Against Family Status Discrimination Olivia Smith ; Part IV: 10. Child Welfare and Work/Family Reconciliation Policies: Lessons from Family Law Grace James and Therese Callus ; 11. Unpaid Care-giving and Paid Work Within a Rights Framework: Towards Reconciliation? Nicole Busby.

This book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. The book brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent developments in European social and labour law and policy, in the light of institutional changes. The contributors provide unique insights as they evaluate the impact of the enlargement processes, the implications of the Lisbon treaty, the integration of the Charter into EU law - and, crucially, the consequences of the economic crisis.

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