Care and Social Integration in European Societies

Edited by Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler

Care and Social Integration in European Societies
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Edited by Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

336 pages | © 2005
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781861346049 Published September 2005 For sale in North and South America only
This book provides invaluable descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. It includes analyses of the modernisation of informal care and new forms of informal care, topics often neglected in the literature. Issues of gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored in a series of chapters that report on original empirical, cross-national research. All contributors are high-ranking experts involved in the COST A13 Action Programme, funded by the European Union.Care and social integration in European societies is essential reading for social policy and sociology academics, particularly those who are interested in comparative policy analysis, gender, labour markets and families. It is also recommended reading for graduate level students in these fields and policy makers, for whom the book provides a unique resource on the latest European developments in this critical policy area.
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Notes on contributors

Part One: Care arrangements in European societies
1. Change in European care arrangements
      Birgit Geissler and Birgit Pfau-Effinger
2. Development paths of care arrangements in the framework of family values and welfare values
      Birgit Pfau-Effinger
Part Two: New forms of informal, semi-formal and formal care work
3. Gender, labour markets and care work in five European funding regimes
      Clare Ungerson
4. Changing long-term care regimes: a six-country comparison of directions and effects
      Ute Behning
5. Migrants’ care work in private households, or the strength of bilocal and transnational ties as a last(ing) resource in global migration
      Felicitas Hillmann
Part Three: Welfare-state policies towards care work
6. Comparative approaches to social care: diversity in care production modes
      Anneli Anttonen and Jorma Sipilä
7. Social rights and care responsibility in the French welfare state
      Jeanne Fagnani and Marie-Thérèse Letablier
8. Childcare policies of the Nordic welfare states: different paths to enable parents to earn and care?
      Guðný Björk Eydal
9. Informal family-based care work in the Austrian care arrangement
      Margareta Kreimer and Helene Schiffbänker
Part Four: The formalization of care work and the labour market
10. Labour market participation of women and social exclusion: contradictory processes of care employment in Sweden and Germany
      Hildegard Theobald
11. Women’s work between family and welfare state: part-time work and childcare in France and Sweden
     Anne-Marie Daune-Richard
12. Labour market integration of women and childcare in Slovenia
      Nevenka Černigoj Sadar
13. Family leave and employment in the EU: transition of working mothers in and out of employment
      Anita Haataja
Part Five: Conclusions
14. Political actors and the modernisation of care policies in Britain and Germany
      Traute Meyer
15. Welfare state and the family in the field of social care
      Birgit Geissler

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