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Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Teppo Kroger and Sue Yeandle


As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time women and men are expected to increase and lengthen their participation in paid work, making combining caring and working a critical issue for social and employment policy and economic sustainability. This book widens the international debate, previously focused primarily on childcare, to explore the experiences of people of working age who support their partners, older relatives or a child with a disability or serious ill ... More

Keywords: Carers, Employment, Welfare states, Work-care reconciliation, Finland, Sweden, England, Australia, Japan, Taiwan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306818
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teppo Kroger, author

Sue Yeandle, author

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