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Labour and Social Conditions for Reconciling of Paid and Unpaid Work – Problem Areas, Best Practics, Possible Decisions



Based on the evaluation of the respective working and social practice in Europe and in Bulgaria concrete recommendations for possible decisions and measures for achievement the balance between work and family life are suggested in the following defined problem areas: practical applying of the different forms of flexible male and female employment; stimulating of the fathers’ participation in assistance of mothers after birth and raising the children; implementation of schemes for flexible use of different kinds of parental leave; giving legal rights for use of long-time family leave like “career breaks leave”; improvement of the currently functioning infrastructure for services and institutions for child care; development of a system for deinstitutionalized care for old people.

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  • Alla Kirova, 2007. "Labour and Social Conditions for Reconciling of Paid and Unpaid Work – Problem Areas, Best Practics, Possible Decisions," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 24-44.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2007:i:3:p:24-44

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    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • R29 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other


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