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Reconciliation of Family and Work in Eastern European Countries


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.