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The Dutch Miracle?

Cees Gorter

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines labour market reforms in the Netherlands. Deregulation and flexibilisation measures since 1980 have not influenced the degree of employment protection or wage flexibility. ... More


Ensuring Equality and Availability: The Regulation of Part-Time Work

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter is devoted to part-time work and in particular to its role in advancing gender equality and reconciling work and family life. It first addresses the role of the sex discrimination regime ... More


Women in the Middle

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the limits and potential of flexible working arrangements through the lived experience of women in professional and managerial jobs who ... More


Making Motherhood, Careers and Flexibility Work

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter argues that balance is the seductive and coercive mantra of modern motherhood that draws professional women towards flexible working practices. It is seductive because work forms part of ... More


Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Zoe Young

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

What's it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly? Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women's work and family lives in a year of ... More


Flexible work and older workers

Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff, and Phil White

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In the context of the UK government, the goal of extending lives and encouraging people to exit late from the work force is believed to be achievable by the availability of flexible working ... More


Feeling Flexibility

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the hitherto underexplored affective dimensions of the lived experience of ‘doing’ flexible work arrangements for mothers in professional and managerial jobs. It focuses on the ... More


Stresses and Successes

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the events and outcomes after a year of combining motherhood and professional work using part-time and flexible work arrangements for the 30 women interviewed in this study. ... More


Flexible working practices in charities: supporting or hindering women’s emancipation in the workplace

Sally A East and Gareth G Morgan

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the debates and practices regarding flexible working in the context of the charity workplace, and examines the consequences of these practices for women in their dual role of ... More


A sense of entitlement? Agency and capabilities in Sweden and Hungary

Barbara Hobson, Susanne Fahlén, and Judit Takács

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Using a unique specifically designed for analysing the capabilities and agency gap, conducted in Budapest and Stockholm, chapter 3 compares two societies with a long history of the dual-earner family ... More


Comparing flexible working arrangements across organisational contexts

Ann Nilsen, Suzan Lewis, and Julia Brannen

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is divided in two parts, with a central focus on parents' need for flexible working arrangements in order effectively and efficiently to manage their everyday lives. The first part of ... More


An International Political Economy Perspective

Susan Strange

in Governments, Globalization, and International Business

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296058
eISBN:
9780191596209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296053.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Embraces a broad canvas of political economic issues, first offering a timely reminder that, in our attempts to assess the consequences of globalization on the role of national governments, we should ... More


Superdads

Gayle Kaufman

in Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749159
eISBN:
9780814749173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749159.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides examples of superdads who quit their jobs, changed their careers, changed their jobs or positions within a work organization, became self-employed, assembled flexible working ... More


Attitudes to social policies relevant to family formation

Margret Fine-Davis

in Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096969
eISBN:
9781526115362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096969.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores people’s attitudes to childcare, work-life balance and related social policies in relation to their attitudes to having children. New measures were developed to tap attitudes in ... More


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