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Work and Family Policy: International Comparative Perspectives
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Work and Family Policy: International Comparative Perspectives (Hardback)

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Numerous challenges exist in respect to integrating work and family institutions and there is remarkable cross-national variation in the ways that societies respond to these concerns with policy. This volume examines these concerns by focusing on cross-national variation in structural/cultural arrangements. Consistent support is found in respect to the prospects of expanding resources for working families both in the opportunity to provide care, as well as to remain integrated in the workforce. However, the studies in this volume offer qualifiers, explaining why some effects are not as strong as might be hoped and why effects are sometimes restricted to particular classifications of workers or families. It is apparent that, when different societies implement similar policies, they do not necessarily do so with the same intended outcomes, and usage is mediated by how policies are received by employers and workers. The chapters in this book speak to the merits of international comparative analysis in identifying the strategies, challenges and benefits of providing resources to workers and their families.











This book was originally published as a special issue of Community, Work & Family.

EducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychological theory & schools of thoughtBehavioural theory & BehaviourismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsHIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPolitical correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 22/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9780415520140  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Stephen Sweet is Associate Professor of Sociology at Ithaca College, USA, and is a visiting scholar at the Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, USA. He has published widely on work-family concerns in a wide range of journals including Work & Occupations, Marriage and Family, Family Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Generations, and Community, Work & Family. Recent publications include Changing Contours of Work (2008, with Peter Meiksins) and The Work and Family Handbook (2006, with Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Ellen Ernst Kossek). His current research focuses on the intersecting concerns of job security, talent retention, and the aging of the workforce.

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