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Babies and Bosses ‐ Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Synthesis of Findings for OECD Countries (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264032444)

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Finding a suitable work/family life balance is a challenge that all parents face. Some people would like to have (more) children, but do not see how they could match that commitment with their employment situation. Other parents are happy with the number of children in their family, but would like to work more. Yet other parents who are happy with their family situation, may wish to work at different hours, or reduce hours worked to spend more time with their children. This book synthesises the finding of the 13 individual country reviews published previously and extends the scope to include other OECD countries, examining tax/benefit policies, parental leave systems, child care support, and workplace practices.

Chapter 1. Reconciling Work and Family Life in OECD Countries: Main Findings and Policy RecommendationsChapter 2. The Demographic and Family EnvironmentChapter 3. Parents in Employment ‐ Achievements and ChallengesChapter 4. Tax and Benefit Systems and the Work Choices by ParentsChapter 5. Parental Leave to Care for ChildrenChapter 6. Formal Child Care and Out‐of‐School‐Hours SupportChapter 7. Family‐Friendly Workplace PracticesBibliography

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2007

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