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Reconciliation of Family and Work in Eastern European Countries

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Michel E. Domsch and Désiree H. Ladwig

This publication basically takes up the papers given by Eastern European experts at the experts’ meeting «Eastern European Countries – Reconciliation of Family and Work» organised by the EU Network «Family & Work» in Brussels on 2 June 1999. The papers focus on the current situation in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia concerning reconciling family and work. They give a historical overview of the past status of the family with regard to equal opportunities between men and women. Some describe the existing family models and major changes/trends in connection with the transformation process. This publication will be of interest to experts from different interest groups and research areas.
Contents: Michel E. Domsch/Désirée H. Ladwig/Eliane Tenten: General overview of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia - Paper setting out a basic principle – Gisela Lange: Equal opportunities policy and and EU enlargement – Romana Hùlková: Reconciliation of family and work in the Czech Republic – Zdenka Hajná: Women and Families in the Czech Republic – Peeter Maímik: Family and work - recent developments in Estonia – Leeni Hansson: Combining work and family: the case of Estonian women – Erzsébet Zöldi-Szita: Female roles and respect for women: a review of women’s situation in Hungarian society today – Maria Herczog: Women and work in Hungary – Elzbieta Szempliñska: Legal possibilities of reconciling family and work in Polish law – Renata Siemieñska: Factors shaping conceptions of women’s and men’s roles in Poland – Dorota Glogosz: Reconciliation of family and work - situation and trends in Poland - current tendencies and foreseen changes – Nevenka Cernigoj Sadar: Recent trends influencing work-family relations in Slovenia.