Young Europeans, Work and Family

Author: Julia Brannen,Susan Lewis,Anne Nilsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134537018

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7756

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.

The Work and Family Handbook

Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives and Approaches

Author: Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes,Ellen Ernst Kossek,Stephen Sweet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135611181

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

View: 6161

The Work and Family Handbook is a comprehensive edited volume, which reviews a wide range of disciplinary perspectives across the social sciences on the study of work-family relationships, theory, and methods. The changing demographics of the labor force has resulted in an expanded awareness and understanding of the intricate relations between work and family dimensions in people's lives. For the first time, the efforts of scholars working in multiple disciplines are organized together to provide a comprehensive overview of the perspectives and methods that have been applied to the study of work and family. In this book, the leading work-family scholars in the fields of social work, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, human resource management, business, and other disciplines provide chapters that are both accessible and compelling. This book demonstrates how cross-disciplinary comparisons of perspective and method reveal new insights on the needs of working families, the challenges faced by those who study them, and how to formulate policy on their behalf.

Transitions to parenthood in Europe

Author: Ann Nilsen,Julia Brannen,Suzan Lewis

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428630

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 3793

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.

A Companion to Europe Since 1945

Author: Klaus Larres

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444308617

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 2163

A Companion to Europe Since 1945 provides a stimulatingguide to numerous important developments which have influenced thepolitical, economic, social, and cultural character of Europeduring and since the Cold War. Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expertscholars Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, andpolitical changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold Warand 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, Europeandecolonization, European identity, security and defence policies,and Europe's fight against international terrorism Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to giveequal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western Europeanstates

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: 5987

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.

Participation, Citizenship and Trust in Children's Lives

Author: H. Warming

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295783

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 1256

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: 2976

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: 1553

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

View: 8539


Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

Author: Tanja van der Lippe,Pascale Peters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 8376

'. . . 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

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2570

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?

Reproductive Health Behaviour of Young Europeans

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287154562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 99

View: 3375

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.

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: 3714

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.

The evolving world of work and family

new stakeholders, new voices

Author: Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes,Bradley K. Googins,American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 1642

During the past two decades, as researchers have documented the revolutionary shifts which have occurred within families and at places of business, the number of academics and corporate practitioners who have devoted their life's work to these important social issues has grown. But has the field of study progressed as rapidly as the changes in work and family issues? As we are getting ready to face the 21st century, many work-family leaders are challenging one another to be more articulate about their visions, to be bolder about their hopes, and to more actively encourage meaningful dialogue about the diverse work and family experiences encountered everyday by working families all over the globe. In this special issue of THE ANNALS, The Evolving World of Work and Family: New Stakeholders, New Voices, articles will highlight and uncover new dialogues and discoveries in the work and family field: A New Work-Life Model for the Twenty-First Century Work-Family Backlash · Lower-Wage Workers and the New Realities of Work and Family · The Impact of Family on Job Displacement and Recovery The articles in this issue discuss some of the newest insights into work and family and how the field has the potential to usher in a millennium of radical social change. This issue of THE ANNALS is an essential tool for all scholars and professionals dealing with the changes and challenges regarding work and family.

Youth Labor in Transition

Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Author: Jacqueline O'Reilly,Janine Leschke,Renate Ortlieb,Paola Villa

Publisher: International Policy Exchange

ISBN: 0190864796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 9364

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisionsand consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key challenges for the future concerning overeducation, self-employment, and ethnicity, as well values and attitudes of young people and how they identify with trade unions. Collectively, the authors illustratethe need to encompass a wider understanding of youth employment and job insecurity by including an analysis of economic production and how it relates to social reproduction of labor if policy intervention is to be effective.The mapping and extensive analysis in this book are the result of a three-and-a-half year, European Union-funded research project ("STYLE" - Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe) coordinated by the volume editors. With an overall budget of just under $e5 million and involving 25 researchpartners; an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, policymakers; and non-governmental organizations from over 20 European countries, STYLE is one of the largest European Commission-funded research projects to exist on this topic.

Children, Young People and Families

Examining Social Work Practice in Europe

Author: Maria José Freitas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788843032655

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 444


Attachment in Adolescence: Reflections and New Angles

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 117

Author: Miri Scharf,Orfa Mayseless

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111821675X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 2064

In recent years, the number of empirical studies examiningattachment in adolescence has grown considerably, with mostfocusing on individual difference in attachment security. Thisvolume goes a step further in extending knowledge andunderstanding. The physical, cognitive, emotional, and socialchanges that characterize adolescence invite a closer conceptuallook at attachment processes and organization during this period.The chapter authors, leading researchers in attachment inadolescence, address key topics in attachment process inadolescence. These include issues such as the normative distancingfrom parents and the growing importance of peers, the formation ofvaried attachment hierarchies, the changing nature of attachmentdynamics from issues of survival to issues of affect regulation,siblings' similarity in attachment representations, individualdifferences in social information processes in adolescence, andstability and change in attachment representations in a risksample. Together the chapters provide a compelling discussion ofintriguing issues and broaden our understanding of attachment inadolescence and the basic tenets of attachment theory at large. This is the 117th issue of the Jossey Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Child and AdolescentDevelopment.

Managing Generation X

How to Bring Out the Best in Young Talent

Author: Bruce Tulgan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 3801

The book that exploded the slacker myth and introduced the world to the real GenX: flexible, technoliterate, information-savvy, entrepreneurial, and perfectly adaptable to the new just-in-time workplace.