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Overstretched: European Families Up Against the Demands of Work and Care

Overstretched: European Families Up Against the Demands of Work and Care

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Overstretched provides fresh perspectives on the reality of European family life where care and paid work need to be woven together on a daily basis, offering an opportunity to discuss and evaluate care policies in a new light.
  • A collection of essays providing new perspectives on the reality of European family life where care and paid work need to be woven together on a daily basis.
  • Focuses on families who live under strained conditions, such as lone parent families, immigrant families, and families who care simultaneously for both their children and an elderly family member.
  • Based on interviews with families from Finland, France, Italy, Portugal and the UK.
  • Develops methods for doing comparative qualitative analysis in practice.
  • Offers new insights into the problems of gender balance in caring, and the significance of cultural notions and working hours.
  • Offers an opportunity to discuss and evaluate care policies in a new light.
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    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
    Publication year
    2009
    Language
    en
    Edition
    1
    Page amount
    176 pages
    Category
    Society
    Format
    Ebook
    eISBN (PDF)
    9781405151948

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