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Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422200

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.001.0001

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Old rights in new times: the experiences of parents in a Slovenian organisation

Old rights in new times: the experiences of parents in a Slovenian organisation

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Work, families and organisations in transition
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Nevenka Černigoj Sadar

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0006

This chapter discusses the rights of employed parents in a recently partly privatised finance company in Slovenia. It explores the ways in which these rights bequeathed under a former Socialist regime are played out in the changing context of Slovenia's transformation to a market economy. The case study demonstrates how the legacy of paternalism from the former Socialist regime contributes to the continued construction of work-family issues as individual and state responsibilities rather than employer concerns or business issues. In this context, parents, specifically mothers, bear the impact and burden of political and organisational changes associated with the transition to a market economy and increased global competition.

Keywords:   rights, employed parents, Slovenia, Socialist regime, market economy, legacy of paternalism, work-family issues

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