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Work and Care under Pressure

Care Arrangements across Europe

Blanche Le Bihan Claude Martin Trudie Knijn

198 pages
Amsterdam University Press
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.
Author Bio
Claude Martin is research professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Chair of Social Care at EHESP in Paris, France. Trudie Knijn is professor of sociology at the University of Utrecht.