Working Time, Gender and Family: An East-West European Comparison

TANG, Ning and COUSINS, Christine (2005). Working Time, Gender and Family: An East-West European Comparison. Gender, Work and Organization, 12 (6), 527-550.

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Official URL: http://10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00287.
Link to published version:: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00287.x

Abstract

This article provides a comparison of three West European countries with five Central East European countries in respect of working time and the integration of work and family life. The countries are the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK in West Europe and Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia in Central East Europe. As well as providing an East–West comparison, the article also takes into account the differing institutional and policy contexts in the selected countries and the different routes to flexibility. A further aim of the article is to extend our understanding of the culture and values which underpin the organization of family and work in each country. Whilst there is a clear East–West divide, all eight countries demonstrate diverse routes to flexibility and different mixes of social policies and gender cultures which have led to considerable differences in the integration of work and family life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexibility, gender, family, Europe
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sociology, Politics and Policy Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00287.x
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Depositing User: Ning Tang
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 10:02
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14174

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