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Towards an integrated approach for the analysis of gender equity in policies supporting paid work and care responsibilities

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  • Chiara Saraceno

    (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

  • Wolfgang Keck

    (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

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    This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for analysing the degree to which public policies support gender equity in paid work and care. Combining the distinction between commodification and decommodification and the distinction between defamilialisation, supported familialism, and familialism by default our study identifies a number of relevant policies, ranging from services, leave entitlements, income support measures, and fiscal instruments to forms of acknowledgement of care work in pension systems. Although our main objective is conceptual, we offer a comparative overview of these policies for all of the EU countries, plus Norway. Thus, we provide a preliminary typology of policy approaches.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 11 (August)
    Pages: 371-406

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:25:y:2011:i:11

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    Keywords: commodification; decommodification; defamilialisation; familialism; gender; social policy;

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    1. Rafael Lalive & Josef Zweimüller, . "Does Parental Leave Affect Fertility and Return-to-Work? Evidence from a ”True Natural Experiment”," IEW - Working Papers 242, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
    2. Daniele Franco, 2002. "Italy: A Never-Ending Pension Reform," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Pension Reform in Europe, pages 211-262 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Danièle Meulders & Sile Padraigin O'Dorchai & Janneke Plantenga & Chantal Remery, 2005. "Reconciliation of work and private life: A comparative review of thirty European countries," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/92392, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    1. Pearl A. Dykstra & Aafke Komter, 2012. "Generational interdependencies in families," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 27(18), pages 487-506, October.
    2. Antti Tanskanen & Anna Rotkirch, 2014. "The impact of grandparental investment on mothers’ fertility intentions in four European countries," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 31(1), pages 1-26, July.

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