9780230235113

Quality of Life and Work in Europe Theory, Practice and Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230235113

  • ISBN10:

    0230235115

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Intense globalization, rapidly changing workplaces and family patterns have renewed the international interest in quality of life. This book examines different institutional arrangements, work-place conditions and gendered work and care that affect the conditions for achieving quality of work and life in European countries.

Author Biography

Margareta Bck-Wiklund is Professor of Social Work and Family Policy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Tanja van der Lippe is Professor of Sociology of Households and Employment Relations in the Department of Sociology at the Inter-university Center for Social Science, Theory and Methodology (ICS), Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Laura den Dulk is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Anneke Doorne-Huiskes is Emeritus Professor or sociology in the Department of Sociology at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science, Theory and Methodology (ICS), Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe; T.van der Lippe & M.Bäck-Wiklund
PART I: CONTEXT, THEORY AND METHODS
Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe: A Theoretical Framework; L.den Dulk, M.Bäck-Wiklund, S.Lewis & D.Redai
The Institutional Context of the Quality of Life; S.Kovacheva, A.van Doorne-Huiskes & T.Anttila
Data and Methods; T.van der Lippe, S.Szucs, S.Drobnic & L.Billquist
PART II: EMPIRICAL RESULTS
Quality of Work and Quality of Life of Service Sector Workers: Cross-national Variations in Eight European Countries; P.Präg, M.das Dorres Guerreiro, J.Nätti, M.Brookes & L.den Dulk
Quality of Life and Satisfaction with the Work-life Balance; S.Szücs, S.Drobnic, L.den Dulk & R.Verwiebe
Variations in Work-Life Balance Satisfaction Among Service Sector Employees; B.Beham, D.Etherington & E.Rodrigues 
Competing Demands: Work and Child Well-Being;  L.Lane, T.van der Lippe, S.Kabaivanov & M.Bäck-Wiklund 
Gender Differences in Quality of Life; E.Fodor, L.Lane, J. Schippers & T.van der Lippe
PART III: POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND THE FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA
Healthy Organizations;  S.Lewis, A.van Doorne-Huiskes, D.Redai & M.Barroso
Scenarios for the Quality of Life in the Europe of the Future; M.das Dores Guerreiro, A.Mark, L.Billquist & P.Manolova
The Social Quality Instrument: Measuring the Social Quality of Work in European Workplaces; S.Taipale, B.Beham & J.Nätti
Quality of ife and Work in a Changing Europe: Future Challenges;  A.van Doorne-Huiskes & L.den Dulk
Bibliography
Index

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