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Gendered Policies in Europe

Reconciling Employment and Family Life

  • Linda Hantrais
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marlene Lohkamp-Himmighofen, Christiane Dienel
    Pages 49-67
  3. Marie-Thérèse Lanquetin, Jacqueline Laufer, Marie-Thérèse Letablier
    Pages 68-88
  4. Alisa Del Re
    Pages 108-123
  5. Celia Valiente
    Pages 143-159
  6. Christina Bergqvist, Ann-Cathrine Jungar
    Pages 160-179
  7. Monica Threlfall
    Pages 180-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-228

About this book


Gendered Policies in Europe examines the policy process, focusing on the shifts in equal opportunities legislation towards measures to help parents combine employment and family life. The authors track the inputs of members states and pressure groups to European policy formation and analyse outputs and outcomes at national levels as they impact on gender issues in law and practice. They draw on examples of the implementation of reconciliation policies to illustrate how the policy process operates in different national contexts.


employment European policy European Union (EU) gender Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Hantrais
    • 1
  • Jo Campling
  1. 1.European Research Centre Department of European StudiesLoughborough UniversityUK

About the editors

LINDA HANTRAIS holds a chair in the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University. She is Director of its European Research Centre and convenor of the Cross-National Research Group. Her research interests are in comparative, cross-national research, particularly with reference to social policy in the European Union. Her publications include Social Policy in the European Union and Families and Family Policies in Europe.

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