In many European countries tensions have arisen between the demands of the labor market and the caregiving responsibilities workers must fulfill at home. Examining these tensions, Work and Care under Pressure focuses on two groups of people who must juggle work and caregiving: parents of young children who work nonstandard hours and working adults who care for older parents. Based on empirical evidence from six European countries, this volume sheds light on the social effects of national policies and the choices made by caregivers. It is an essential resource for researchers, scholars, and policy makers interested in social policy.
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Blanche Le Bihan is professor of political science at the School of Public Health (EHESP) in Paris. Claude Martin is research professor at the National Center for Scientific Research and chair of social care at EHESP in Paris. Trudie Knijn is professor of interdisciplinary social science and head of the Center for Social Policy and Intervention Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
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