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Quality of Life and Work in Europe

Theory, Practice and Policy

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe

    1. Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe

      • Tanja van der Lippe, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
      Pages 1-13
  3. Context, Theory and Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe: A Theoretical Framework

      • Laura den Dulk, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Suzan Lewis, Dorottya Redai
      Pages 17-31
    3. The Institutional Context of the Quality of Life

      • Siyka Kovacheva, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Timo Anttila
      Pages 32-54
    4. Data and Methods

      • Tanja van der Lippe, Stefan Szücs, Sonja Drobnič, Leila Billquist
      Pages 55-74
  4. Empirical Results

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. Quality of Work and Quality of Life of Service Sector Workers: Cross-national Variations in Eight European Countries

      • Patrick Präg, Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Jouko Nätti, Michael Brookes, Laura den Dulk
      Pages 77-94
    3. Quality of Life and Satisfaction with the Work-life Balance

      • Stefan Szücs, Sonja Drobnič, Laura den Dulk, Roland Verwiebe
      Pages 95-117
    4. Variations in Work-life Balance Satisfaction among Service Sector Employees

      • Barbara Beham, David Etherington, Eduardo Rodrigues
      Pages 118-134
    5. Competing Demands: Work and Child Well-being

      • Linda Lane, Tanja van der Lippe, Stanimir Kabaivanov, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
      Pages 135-148
    6. Gender Differences in Quality of Life

      • Eva Fodor, Linda Lane, Joop Schippers, Tanja van der Lippe
      Pages 149-161
  5. Policy Implications and the Future Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Healthy Organizations

      • Suzan Lewis, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Dorottya Redai, Margarida Barroso
      Pages 165-185
    3. Scenarios for the Quality of Life in the Europe of the Future

      • Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Annabelle Mark, Leila Billquist, Polina Manolova
      Pages 186-205
    4. Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe: Future Challenges

      • Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Laura den Dulk
      Pages 217-232
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 233-262

About this book

Intense globalization, rapidly changing workplaces and family patterns have renewed the international interest in quality of life. This book examines different institutional arrangements, work-place conditions and gendered work and care that affect the conditions for achieving quality of work and life in European countries.

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Margareta Bäck-Wiklund

  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Tanja Lippe, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Laura Dulk

About the editors

TIMO ANTTILA researcher in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland MARGARET BÄCK-WIKLUND Professor of Social Work and Family Policy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden MARGARIDA BARROSO PhD student at ISCTE-IUL and researcher at the Research Centre for Studies in Sociology (CIES), Portugal BARBARA BEHAM Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany LEILA BILLQUIST Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden MICHAEL BROOKES Senior Lecturer in Economics at Middlesex University Business School, UK ANNEKE VAN DOORNE-HUISKES Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and ICS Research School of Utrecht University, The Netherlands MARIA DAS DORES GUERREIRO professor at the Department of Sociology, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal SONJA DROBNI? Professor of Sociology, Chair of Social Science Research Methods at the University of Hamburg, Germany LAURA DEN DULK Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands DAVID ETHERINGTON Principal Researcher at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research at Middlesex University Business School, UK EVA FODOR Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary STANIMIR KABAIVANOV PhD student at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria SIYKA KOVACHEVA Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria LINDA LANE Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work at University of Gothenburg, Sweden SUZAN LEWIS Professor of Organisational Psychology at Middlesex University Business School, UK TANJA VAN DER LIPPE Professor of Sociology of Households and Employment Relations at the Department of Sociology and Research School ICS of Utrecht University, The Netherlands POLINA MANOLOVA MA student in Social Policy at University of York, UK ANNABELLE MARK Professor of Healthcare Organisation, Middlesex University, UK and Director of NHS General management Training Scheme Human resource specialism JOUKO NÄTTI Professor of Social Policy in the University of Tampere, Finland PATRICK PRÄG PhD student at ICS/University of Groningen, The Netherlands DOROTTYA REDAI PhD student at the Gender Studies Department of Central European University, Hungary EDUARDO ALEXANDRE RODRIGUES is a PhD student at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) and researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES) JOOP SCHIPPERS Professor of Labour and Gender Economics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands STEFAN SZÜCS Senior researcher at Centre for Public Sector Research (CEFOS), University of Gothenburg, Sweden SAKARI TAIPALE Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Science and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland ROLAND VERWIEBE Professor for Social Stratification Research and Quantitative Methods at the University of Vienna, Austria

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