Second European Quality of Life Survey: Family life and work

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22 August 2011
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Abstract

This report explores the subject of work and family life across Europe, looking at ways to find a better balance between the demands of work and family responsibilities. Based on data from the second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), conducted by Eurofound in 2007, the report analyses tensions between work demands and household and care tasks, against a background of different institutional settings, labour market structures and cultural factors. The findings point to the need for the introduction of measures to adjust working arrangements to the demands of family life, more equal sharing of care responsibilities between men and women, and the improvement of care services for elderly people in order to support family networks in carrying out their care responsibilities.

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    Reference No: 
    EF1002
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    Second European Quality of Life Survey: Family life and work

    This report explores the subject of work and family life across Europe, looking at ways to find a better balance between the demands of work and family responsibilities. Based on data from the second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), conducted by Eurofound in 2007, the report analyses tensions between work demands and household and care tasks, against a background of different institutional settings, labour market structures and cultural factors. The findings point to the need for the introduction of measures to adjust working arrangements to the demands of family life, more equal sharing of care responsibilities between men and women, and the improvement of care services for elderly people in order to support family networks in carrying out their care responsibilities.

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    Reference No: 
    EF10021
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    Second European Quality of Life Survey: Family life and work - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    This report explores the subject of family life and work across Europe, looking at ways to find a better balance between work demands and family responsibilities. Pressures for increasing flexibility in employment status (fewer long-term and full-time jobs), working hours (nonstandard hours, more intense work) and mobility, as well as a rising uncertainty in jobs and professional careers, affect women in particular and contribute to tensions between work and family life. A report is available (see also Related content).
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