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Society and Solidarity

This book, edited by Sonja Drobnič and Ana M. Guillén, addresses tensions between work and private life. The amount of time spent on work, nature and design of the job, and working conditions in general influence the degree to which people are able to combine work and other important parts of life, such as family, care and social life. The eleven chapters of this volume explore job quality, job security, working conditions and time-use patterns of individuals and households. They also look at institutional contexts, such as family policy and other country characteristics. [...]
This Book by Sylvia Chant (ed.) comprehensively covers the key themes that are vital to understanding poverty as a gendered process. The diverse aspects of the subject are approached from a range of disciplinary and professional perspectives, achieving extensive thematic as well as geographical scope. Written and edited by leading scholars and policy advisers this handbook combines theoretical insights with policy lessons. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010, now also available as paperback) [...]