Category Archives: Demographic challenge

Synthesis Report “Work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives in Europe – A study of national policies

In its 2016 Work Programme, the European Commission announced a ‘new start’ initiative on work-life balance covering both legislative and non-legislative measures. The intention is to review the EU regulatory and policy landscape in this field with a view to … Continue reading

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Reconciling care and work responsibilities is still a pending issue

by Ana Pérez Reconciliation and equality policies are key to guarantee co-responsibility in care work and housework. This is one of the conclusions of the course on new family forms and new values, recently organized by UNAF, the Union of … Continue reading

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EU employers take family-friendly working seriously

A Eurofound survey  investigating family-friendly working policies in companies in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, UK) finds that employers take family-friendly working seriously and have put in place a range of policies to support this, especially in … Continue reading

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International Day of Families 2013 – Why not today?

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1993 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. “… Member States … Continue reading

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Stuck in the middle [1]

The days when people’s late 40s and early 50s were their comfortable times to look forward to (children grown up; money in the bank) seem to be eroding. With first-time parents getting older (the average age for starting a family … Continue reading

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