Combining Paid Work and Family Care: Policies and Experiences in International Perspective (Hardcover)

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By Teppo Kröger (Editor), Sue Yeandle (Editor)
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As populations around the world age, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. Furthermore, both women and men are expected to work later into life. Taken together, these two facts have made the relationship between work and care a burning issue for social and employment policy as well as for those working toward economic sustainability. Emphasizing the lessons that can be learned from individual experiences, this book widens current debates on these topics, bringing the experiences of individuals who support older, disabled, or chronically ill partners, relatives, or children to the discussion.

About the Author


Teppo Kröger is professor of social and public policy at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. 

Sue Yeandle is professor of sociology at the University of Leeds, UK.

Praise For…


“The international and intergenerational dimensions in this book add to our understanding of the complex negotiations between work and home life. Set in the context of changing labour markets and welfare states Sue Yeandle and Teppo Kroger have produced an excellent book which will be invaluable to academics and policy makers alike in addressing an increasing societal challenge of combining paid work and family care. It is a timely book written by leading authorities in this area.” 
— Judith Phillips, University of Swansea, UK

“Kröger and Yeandle have brought together leading researchers from across the globe to produce a landmark volume on the conflicts experienced between family care and employment. This is the most comprehensive international comparative study yet produced and will surely become the benchmark by which policies and policy research in the new century will be measured.”
— Michael Fine, Macquarie University, Australia

“Highlight[s] the policy lessons to be learned from experiences of the reconciliation of work and care in various contexts.”
— Narjes Mehdizadeh, Glasgow Caledonian University

"The clear, readable presentation of the large volume of data should win it a place on reading lists for undergraduate and graduate courses on social policy, citizenship, and politics."
— Francesca Moore, University of Cambridge
Product Details
ISBN: 9781447306818
ISBN-10: 1447306813
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English