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Advances in Life Course Research - Vol 8 : Volume 8 - Giele

Advances in Life Course Research - Vol 8

Volume 8

By: Giele, Hoist

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 2004
ISBN: 9780762310203
Number Of Pages: 358

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Hardly any broad analyses exist to link the vast contemporary change in life patterns both to changes in women's lives (rising employment, declining fertility, and changing use of time) and to changes in men's lives, the gender contract, and the economy, as well as to national social policies. This book shows not only similar trends across countries but also the likely direction of future change, particularly as related to economic growth, gender equity, and the well-being of families and children. The first chapter, an overview by the editors, provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding how the economic, sociological, and cultural changes have produced new individual life patterns. Succeeding chapters cover in Part I the connections between contemporary changes in lives and the changing global economy, the changing welfare state, and the growth of personal choice; in Part II changing time use patterns of men and women; in Part III the institutional factors in employment, child care, law, and family that affect life patterns of both sexes.

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"...a rich source for scientists of all disciplines dealing with societal and gender structures and their evolution over time." - Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research

List of Contributors
Introduction: Changing Life Patterns in Western Industrial Societies
New Life Patterns and Changing Gender Rolesp. 3
The Reconfiguration of Work and Employment Relations in the United States at the Turn of the Centuryp. 23
Welfare Regimes in Relation to Paid Work and Carep. 45
Lifestyle Preferences Versus Patriarchal Values: Causal and Non-Causal Attitudesp. 69
Time, Work, and Family in the United Statesp. 95
Changing Work and Life Patterns: Examples of New Working-Time Arrangements in the European Member Statesp. 119
Employment Options of Men and Women in Europep. 137
Labor-Market Structures and Women's Paid Work: Opportunities and Constraints in the Swiss Labor Marketp. 165
Work and Family Balance: A New Challenge for Policies in Francep. 189
The Influence of European Union Legislation on Labour Market Equality for Womenp. 211
The Welfare State and Time Allocation in Sweden, Denmark, France, and Italyp. 231
Publishing and the New Media Professions as Forerunners of Pioneer Work and Life Patternsp. 257
Economic Relations Between Women and Men: New Realities and the Re-Interpretation of Dependencep. 281
Women and Men as Agents of Change in Their Own Livesp. 299
Author Indexp. 319
Subject Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780762310203
ISBN-10: 0762310200
Series: Advances in Life Course Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 2nd January 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.9  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.66