Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood: A Comparative Analysis of European Countries (Paperback)Daniela Del Boca (editor), Cecile Wetzels (editor)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
Review of the hardback: 'Recognition that social institutions shape people's behaviour is widespread among social scientists. What we lack is measures of these institutions, particularly on a comparable basis across many countries. The important contribution of this is book is to fill this gap. Written by sociologists, economists and policy analysts, it provides measures of the institutions particularly relevant to women's paid work and motherhood, and shows how they vary across countries. Importantly, it also analyses how they influence women's behaviour in the labour market and the home.' John Ermisch FBA, Professor of Economics, University of Essex
Review of the hardback: 'Aimed at understanding the nexus between the different fertility rates and the different patterns of women's labour market participation, this book is a substantial contribution to welfare state theory and research. Written by a group of brilliant economists, it is also a must-read for sociologists and political scientists.' Chiara Saraceno, Professor of Sociology, University of Turin
Review of the hardback: 'The financial crisis of public pension systems and rocketing welfare expenditure have put fertility and female labour market participation at the centre of the policy debate. The present volume focuses on a particular aspect of this complex phenomenon, namely the nexus between fertility and labour market flexibility, and its relation with national policies towards the family. This book provides welcome relief from the facile explanations one often has to hear in the public debate.' Alessandro Cigno, Professor of Economics, University of Florence
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