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Work, family policies and transitions to adulthood in Europe /
edited by Trudie Knijn.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xiv, 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230300251 (hbk.), 9780230300255 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0230300251 (hbk.)
9780230300255 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8695468
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-232) and index.
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This text analyses how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?
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This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children
Long Description
Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe systematically applies insights from social policy and gender studies to the new generation that are entering the labour market and trying to create their own autonomous household, with or without children. What does it mean to be a young adult in Europe during the economic crisis; how do they find their way on the increasingly flexible labour market, what are the social, economic and institutional barriers to leave their parental home and do social policies help them to combine work and family life? This book provides an analysis of ambivalent academic paradigms and EU policies, their implementation in national welfare states and offers comparative analyses of the demographic life course transitions of young adults, their entrance in (non) permanent jobs, their income (in)security, and the wide variety of childcare and working time policies and practices across Europe, revealing striking evidence for the geographical disparity of chances and options for young European adults.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Fundingp. xiv
Social Risks and Policy Paradigms in the EU and Member States
New Social Risks for Young Adults: A Conceptual Frameworkp. 3
Three Policy Paradigms and EU Policies on Young Adultsp. 17
European Union and Member States' Youth Policy Agendasp. 39
How to Get In? Cross-National Analyses of Policies for and Practices of Young Adults in EU Member States
Normative and Institutional Frameworks for Family Formationp. 77
Family Change in Europe from a Transition-to-Adulthood Perspectivep. 102
Young Adults Navigating European Labour Markets: Old and New Social Risks and Employment Policiesp. 130
Young Adults, Poverty and the Role of Social Policiesp. 155
Public Support to Young Families in the European Unionp. 180
Conclusions: Transitions to Adulthood, Social Policies and New Social Risks for Young Adultsp. 202
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 233
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