The relationship between home and work in eight European countries. BG; CZ; HU; NL; RO; S; SL; UK. A quantitative analysis


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Jubiläumsfonds)

Duration Aug. 1, 2004 - Oct. 31, 2006

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  • Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung (Mikl-Horke) AE (Former organization)
  • General Sociology and Economic Sociology AE (Former organization)
  • Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung (Titscher) AE (Former organization)

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  • Haas, Barbara (Details) Project Head
  • Steiber, Nadia (Former researcher)
 

Abstract (German)

Anhand eines internationalen Datensatzes eines bereits abgeschlossenen EU Projekts "Households, Work and flexibility" (2000-2003) wird die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie in acht Ländern untersucht. Bei den Ländern handelt es sich um drei westeuropäische Ländern: die Niederlande, Schweden und Großbritannien sowie um fünf osteuropäische Länder: Ungarn, Tschechien, Slovenien, Bulgarien und Romänien. Die Analyse dient dazu, bisher theoretisch entwickelte Modelle zum internationalen Vergleich von Vereinbarkeitsmustern anhand empirischen Ergebnissen zu überprüfen. Im Zentrum stehen dabei die unterschiedlichen Formen der Flexibilisierung der Arbeitsmärkte in den jeweiligen wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Regimen und die damit verbundenen Möglichkeiten oder Grenzen der Vereinbarkeit von Erwerbs- und Betreuungsarbeiten.


Abstract (English)

The project is building upon previous research in order to show general work-family patterns in Europe as well as attitudes and values related to them. Therefore, we rely on our representative sample survey made in the EU project ¿Households, Work and flexibility¿ (2000-2003) funded under the Fifth Framework Programme. The countries covered are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria. They represent a range of experiences of flexibilisation and policy initiatives with regard to home-work balances. The strategies in practice as well as cultures of work and care vary significantly between different countries as do the policy context, so that we might expect this to have very different implications in different European contexts. Quantitative comparative analysis enables us to investigate and specify our typologies for the above mentioned countries which have been developed until now only in theory. We hereby attempt an empirical exemplification by our own survey.

Publications

Classification

  • 5000 Social Sciences (Details)
  • 5243 Women´s studies (Women´s issues) (Details)

Expertise

  • gender regimes
  • working hours
  • household
  • typology
  • welfare state comparisons
  • quantitative survey analysis
  • employment patterns
  • family
  • cross-national comparison
  • work
  • work-life-balance
  • Western and Eastern Europe
  • welfare regimes