Reconciliation Policy in Germany 1998–2008

Construing the ’Problem’ of the Incompatibility of Paid Employment and Care Work

  • Authors
  • Cornelius Grebe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-244

About this book


Cornelius Grebe offers an analysis of work-family reconciliation policy in Germany during the Socialdemocrat-Green coalition government of 1998 to 2005. His emphasis lies on Anti-Discrimination Policy, Childcare Policy, Parental Leave Policy, and Working Time Policy. The study combines a social constructionist stance with an alternative feminist standpoint, thus offering a new methodology for political science. Although no ready-made solutions to the incompatibility problem are suggested, its changed representation is analyzed closely, leading to engaging conclusions about how policy might be different if policy-makers understood the problems differently.

The study is an entirely original contribution to understanding social policy in Germany and essential reading for researchers and students from the social sciences, in particular sociology and political science.


Antidiskriminierungspolitik Employment Familie und Beruf Feminismus Gleichberechtigung Kinderbetreuung Nation Sozialpolitik

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-16915-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-91924-9
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