Families, care-giving and paid work : challenging labour law in the 21st century /
edited by Nicole Busby, Grace James.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northamptom, Mass. : Edward Elgar, c2011.
xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
1849802629 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781849802628 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northamptom, Mass. : Edward Elgar, c2011.
1849802629 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781849802628 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Reconciling employment and family care-giving : a gender analysis of current challenges and future directions for UK policy / Suzi Macpherson -- Atypical working in Europe and the impact on work-family reconciliation / Clare Lyonette -- Is there a fundamental right to reconcile work and family life in the EU? / Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella -- The rights and realities of balancing work and family life in New Zealand / Annick Masselot -- Law's response to the reconciliation of work and care : the Australian case / Sara Charlesworth -- Parental leave rights in Italy : reconciling gender ideologies with the demands of Europeanization / Roberta Guerrina -- Comparative lessons on work-family conflict : Swedish parental leave versus American parental leave / Michelle Weldon-Johns -- Care-giving and reasonable adjustment in the UK / Rachel Horton -- Reconciling care-giving and work in Ireland : the contribution of protection against family status discrimination / Olivia Smith -- Child welfare and work-family reconciliation policies : lessons from family law / Grace James and Thérèse Callus -- Unpaid care-giving and paid work within a rights framework : towards reconciliation? / Nicole Busby.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-225) and index.
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This unique selection of chapters brings together researchers from a variety of academic disciplines to explore aspects of law's engagement with working families.
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'Balancing paid work and family life remains a significant challenge; indeed, the challenges are intensifying as economic austerity, threatens the pursuit of gender equality. This excellent book provides extensive justifications for laws and policies which encourage and facilitate the reconciliation of paid work, family life and care-giving. It provides a wealth of data, from a number of jurisdictions, and examines recent trends. It is vital that this area of law and policy is protected and developed and this book plays an important role in that process.' Clare McGlynn, Durham University, UK This unique selection of chapters brings together researchers from a variety of academic disciplines to explore aspects of law's engagement with working families. It connects academic debate with policy proposals through an integrated set of approaches and perspectives. Families, Care-giving and Paid Work offers an original approach to a very topical area. Not only does it consider the limitations of law in relation to the regulation of care-giving and workplace relationships, but it is premised upon a re-consideration of law's potential and engages with suggested strategies for bringing about long-term social change. Offering a range of analyses, this book will strongly appeal to policymakers and practitioners involved with promoting work and family issues, students in labour and employment studies, law and social policy, as well as academics interested in work and family reconciliation issues, or gender and law issues.

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