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Focuses on how government policy regarding work‐family arrangements affects the labour market position of women and men in the European Union. Discusses the statutory provisions of three different work‐family arrangements: leave arrangements, child care and part‐time work. Finds that the...
Starts by stating that women are no longer a marginal group in the Finnish labour market and proceeds to explain recent changes in legislation, attitudes and behaviours, which have facilitated this situation. Draws on the involvement and insights of the author as a former Equality Ombudsperson...
Points out that in virtually all cultures and within the majority of organizations, there are differences in the distribution of women and men throughout the workforce, with clear understandings about appropriate work for women and men and which incumbents of posts are in “gender atypical”...
Highlights the fact that women’s employment is increasing in most Western countries, although the patterns are still very varied especially in relation to: the proportion who work full‐ or part‐time; the size of the wages gap between women and men; and the extent of the infrastructural support,...
Reports that there has been a significant change in women’s attitudes to home and work in many Western countries and that in conjunction with this, many women are expanding their roles to encompass paid employment as well as their traditional domestic responsibilities. Reveals that the change is...
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