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Work, families and organisations in transition
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Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Abstract

Across Europe the importance of reconciling paid work and family life is increasingly recognised by a range of diverse government regulations and organisational initiatives. At the same time, employing organisations and the nature of work are undergoing massive and rapid changes, in the context of global competition, efficiency drives, as well as social and economic transformations in emerging economies. This book illustrates how workplace practices and policies impact on employees' experiences of ‘work-life balance’ in contemporary shifting contexts. Based upon cross-national case studies of ... More

Keywords: Europe, government regulation, organisational incentives, global competition, efficiency drives, social and economic transformations, emerging economies, workplace practices, policies, work-life-balance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422200
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzan Lewis, editor

Julia Brannen, editor

Ann Nilsen, editor

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Contents

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Part One Public sector organisations

Part Two Private sector organisations

Part Three Comparisons

Twelve In conclusion

Julia Brannen, Suzan Lewis, and Ann Nilsen