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Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life$
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Walter Van Dongen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422941

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422941.001.0001

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Policy perspectives for the realisation of the Complete Combination Model

Policy perspectives for the realisation of the Complete Combination Model

(p.199) Six Policy perspectives for the realisation of the Complete Combination Model
Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?

Walter Van Dongen

Policy Press

This chapter formulates a consistent set of basic policy perspectives regarding the relevant societal fields: the promotion of the normative concept of ‘strong democracy’ and the Complete Combination Model as a policy model for a democratic division of labour; an integrated full employment policy for all men and women in the professional population; adequate societal provisions for children and young people; adequate societal provisions for adults; an efficient combination policy in organisations; and efficient data systems concerning the daily life of men and women from a life course perspective. This chapter concludes that adequate data is necessary to construct decent quantitative measures or indicators as the basis for useful empirical models. These models are necessary to picture the actual development of the daily division of professional and family life in the different (types of) countries, with sufficient attention to both the similarities and differences.

Keywords:   social policy, Combination Model, society, societal models, labour, division of labour, gender relations, democracy

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