Tag Archives: Demographic challenge

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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Every employer can do something to positively impact on the wellbeing of their employee carers and parents | #EEFWLB

Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance Final Report, 8-9 September, Helsinki Working conditions and working time arrangements are a primary preoccupation for the majority of families, as well as the place of work and commuting have a great impact on … Continue reading

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Time to register! A sustainable care system for Europe

With the current demographic trends that see the European population getting older, families have more and more care responsibilities towards their ageing or dependent family members. 80% of care hours for ageing or disabled persons is provided by family or … 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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‘No Time for Children’

Yesterday we organised a book launch event called ‘No Time for Children’ at the European Parliament. Some thoughts on the event: The landscape of childbearing is changing: postponement of parenthood and growth in unwanted childlessness. Research evidence shows that countries … 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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