Young Europeans, Work and Family

Author: Julia Brannen,Susan Lewis,Anne Nilsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134537018

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9055

Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various phases in their life: in training, in higher education, in insecure work and in steady jobs, including high- and low-status employment. The study was carried out by a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, countries that represent a variety of economic profiles and welfare state regimes.

A Companion to Europe Since 1945

Author: Klaus Larres

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444308617

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 8284

A Companion to Europe Since 1945 provides a stimulating guide to numerous important developments which have influenced the political, economic, social, and cultural character of Europe during and since the Cold War. Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expert scholars Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold War and Post Cold War periods Discusses a wide range of topics including the Single Market, European-American relations, family life and employment, globalization, consumption, political parties, European decolonization, European identity, security and defence policies, and Europe's fight against international terrorism Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to give equal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western European states

Transitions to parenthood in Europe

Author: Ann Nilsen,Julia Brannen,Suzan Lewis

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428630

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 1088

Transitions to Parenthood in Europe analyzes and compares the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries. Focusing on how working people negotiate the transition into parenthood—and the work-life balances it requires—the contributors provide an in-depth understanding of working parents' real lives within a diverse set of national, workplace, and family contexts. With rich insights into how institutional policy and practices affect individuals and families, it highlights pertinent and sometimes challenging issues regarding the sustainability of contemporary lifestyles as people try to create a healthy, supportive home.

Work-Life Integration

Case Studies of Organisational Change

Author: Suzan Lewis,Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470013141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 2992

Developments in IT and communication technology, coupled with the global 24 hour market, have led to boundaries between work and personal life becoming ever more blurred, while work/life policies and practice struggle to keep up. This book aims to challenge traditional thinking on work life balance, and to explore different ways of promoting change at many levels. It provides a historical overview of the topic, critiques contemporary approaches and offers creative ideas for integrating work and personal life in local, national and global contexts.

Work-Life Balance

A Psychological Perspective

Author: Fiona Jones,Ronald J Burke,Mina Westman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422184

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7331

What are the effects of conflict between home and work? Does work stress affect those who live with you? In the rapidly changing modern work environment, time pressures seem ever increasing and new technology allows work to be conducted any time and anywhere. These are just two of the factors that make it more and more difficult for working men and women to integrate work and home life. Consequently, there is a need for flexible and innovative solutions to manage the work-home interface. Work-Life Balance: A Psychological Perspective presents up-to-date information on work-home issues, including the latest research findings. The book’s emphasis is strongly psychological, with a focus on practical solutions, and includes chapters which deal with psychological issues such as the conflict between work and family, how work stresses may affect partners, and recovery from work. It also includes sections on legal issues, as well as examples of initiatives being implemented by leading employers. Contributors are drawn from the leading researchers in their fields and reflect the international character of the current challenges facing employers and employees. Its practical focus and innovative approach make this an essential book for managers, HR professionals and organizational psychologists, as well as students in these disciplines. The theoretical basis and research focus mean the book will also be invaluable for researchers investigating workplace issues.

Participation, Citizenship and Trust in Children's Lives

Author: H. Warming

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295783

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 3468

This book critically analyzes and theorizes trust dynamics in children's lives and how they impact upon children's participation, citizenship and well-being, drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence that examines trust in various institutional and cultural contexts.

Highways, Crossroads and Cul de Sacs

Author: Paul Burgess,Peter Herrmann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3941482629

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 7508

This book examines various aspects of youth and community work drawn from an Irish context but spanning European and international perspectives. Authors locate the subject matter at source, whilst exploring some of the impediments that policy, practice and actors must contend with. Significantly, the contributors locate their reflections within European and global contexts, whilst critiquing developing trends and outcomes so as to better understand key issues in Irish Youth and community work in particular and wider Irish civil society as a whole.

Reshaping Social Life

Author: Sarah Irwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134301383

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4475

Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of key areas of social life, here, Sarah Irwin develops a new and exciting resource for better understanding our changing social world. Breaking with conventional approaches and reconnecting the subjective with the objective, Irwin’s book develops a new conceptual and analytical perspective with social relationality, interdependence and social context at its heart. The new perspective is developed through grounded analyses of empirical evidence, and draws on new data. It explores and analyzes: * significant changes in family forms, fertility, gender relations and commitments to employment, children and care, both now, and with comparisons to early twentieth century developments * the meshing of norms and social relations in contexts of change * diverse values, norms and perceptions of fairness, analyzed with respect to diversity over the life course, and in respect of gender, ethnicity and social class. Through analysis of context, Irwin offers new insights, and tackles puzzles of explanation. Reshaping Social Life offers a fascinating and innovative way of slicing into and re-interrogating our changing social world, and is sure to become a landmark resource for students, scholars and researchers.

European Access

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: European communities

Page: N.A

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Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

Author: Tanja van der Lippe,Pascale Peters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 4217

'. . . this book, well-structured and written by highly-qualified contributors, is a valuable contribution to the better understanding of the variables which impact on the interplay between work and private life and successfully provides a medium through which students in sociology and human resource management will be able to chart the shifting boundaries of their respective disciplines.' - Jeanne Fagnani, British Journal of Industrial Relations

Making European Muslims

Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

Author: Mark Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317655664

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 9583

Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as mosques and Quran schools, and in public schools, the original contributions to this volume focus largely on countries in northern Europe, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region, primarily Denmark. Case studies demonstrate the ways that family life, public education, and government policy intersect in the lives of young Muslims and inform their developing religious beliefs and practices. Mark Sedgwick’s introduction provides a framework for theorizing Muslimness in the European context, arguing that Muslim children must navigate different and sometimes contradictory expectations and demands on their way to negotiating a European Muslim identity.

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1497

This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

Author: Sarah Irwin,Ann Nilsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186579X

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 8513

Long-running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and become more difficult to navigate. Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession consists of a collection of papers by researchers from Britain, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Greece, locating young people’s transitions to adulthood in their national social, economic and political contexts. It explores young adulthood with reference to generational continuity and change and intergenerational support. With a cross-national comparative framework, this volume highlights the importance of variations in structural contexts for young people’s transitions. Bringing together authors across sub-disciplines such as the sociology of youth, family and kinship, class and inequality and life-course studies, Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession will appeal to academic social scientists as well as final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as political science, sociology, youth studies, social policy, anthropology and psychology; and a wider public readership.

Young people's experiences of loss and bereavement

towards an interdisciplinary approach

Author: Jane Ribbens McCarthy

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335216659

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 251

View: 7197

Whether you're a health care workers or a family therapist, you'll find a treasure trove of insight into how young people deal with the deaths of loved ones. Young People's Experience of Loss and Bereavement examines what we know about this overlooked subject, which is a key area of growth in health and welfare. It draws together a range of existing research and includes narrative-based case studies to compose a comprehensive, critical overview of various theories and research, pointing to exciting new possibilities in the field.

The Irish Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

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Reproductive Health Behaviour of Young Europeans

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287154562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 99

View: 5754

This publication is the second volume of a report which examines the reproductive health behaviour of young people in Europe, focusing on the role of health education and promotion strategies in influencing reproductive behaviour. It includes case studies from the UK, Bulgaria, Finland and the Russian Federation.

Bébé Day by Day

100 Keys to French Parenting

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616997

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 4602

À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.

1989: Young People and Social Change After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Carmen Leccardi

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287171832

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 8769

After the collapse of state socialism at the end of the 1980s, young people in Eastern Europe began to play a dramatically different role in society. Once cast as the vital, reinvigorating protagonists of the communist ideal, they emerged as promoters of democratisation and agents of a now hegemonic market system. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, an event symbolising both the lifting of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War, an international seminar was held in Budapest to discuss how the opening of eastern European societies to western Europe and the world had changed the living conditions and experiences of young people growing up in the region. This collection of essays, based on this seminar, examines the circumstances of young people in eastern Europe before and after 1989 from a variety of angles: their transition to adulthood; their living conditions; the scope they have for social participation; the way in which they construct their identities and constitute and represent current social realities; their cultures and genders; and the interplay of continuities and discontinuities around this historic watershed. This book, which pays particularly close attention to the relationship between research, policy and practice, is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to achieve a deeper understanding of young people in Eastern Europe today.