EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Workers with care responsibilities

The interactions between employment and caring are becoming increasingly important in the face of demographic ageing in Europe. Sustainability of long-term care systems requires an extensive contribution from informal carers,while labour market requirements and contemporary lifestyles and aspirations encourage increased participation of women - the traditional providers of the larger share of informal care - in the labour force. An added factor is the expectation of a longer working life as retirement ages seem set to rise across the EU. A multipronged approach is needed to address the challenges in this area. This database highlights some 50 company initiatives that support workers with dependent-care responsibilities in 10 Member States. The research was carried out during 2009-2010.

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Case Study: Leave-related measures – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft, Austria

  • Austria
Company / organisation name Federal Real Estate Company (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft, BIG) Initiative name Work and Family Audit (Audit Beruf und Familie, Austria) at BIG
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Care-related supports, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies