Making work pay debates from a gender perspective

European Union Publications Office, 2006
ISBN 9279000543




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Sections

  • Sumario

Summary

Introduction. 1. The national focus of ‘make work pay’ debates in relation to social protection and social inclusion – an evaluation from a gender perspective. 2. The impact of maternity and parental leave on employment (re-)integration. 2.1. Maternity and parental leave duration and financial support. 2.2. Flexibility in parental leave provision. 2.3. Fathers’ entitlements. 3. The impact of parental leave or extended absence for childcare ('returners') on eligibil...

Résumé

Introduction. 1. La focalisation nationale des débats sur l’emploi «rémunérateur» par rapport à la protection et à l’inclusion sociales – évaluation de la perspective du genre. 2. L’impact des congés de maternité et parentaux sur l’intégration ou la réintégration dans l’emploi. 2.1. La durée et le soutien financier des congés de maternité et d...

Zusammenfassung

Einführung. 1. Die unterschiedlichen Schwerpunkte der die soziale Sicherung und soziale Inklusion betreffenden „Making Work Pay“-Debatten in den verschiedenen Ländern – eine Evaluierung aus Geschlechterperspektive. 2. Die Auswirkungen von Mutterschutz- und Elternurlaub auf die berufliche (Wieder-) Eingliederung. 2.1. Länge des Mutterschutz- und Elternurlaubs und finanzielle Unterstützung. 2.2. Flexibilität der Elternurlaubsregelungen. 2.3. Anspr&u...

Introduction

Research design. Report structure.

Sumario

The national focus of ‘make work pay’ debates in relation to social protection and social inclusion – an evaluation from a gender perspective

1.1. The introduction or reform of tax credits to increase financial work incentives for the low-paid. 1.2. General tax reductions for the employed through reform of the personal taxation system. 1.3. Reform to unemployment benefit/assistance systems to ‘make work pay’ for the unemployed. Recent comprehensive reforms: the examples of Denmark, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Reforms with a narrower or more incremental focus on the unemployed: the examples of Austria, Portuga...

The impact of maternity and parental leave on employment (re-)integration

2.1. Maternity and parental leave duration and financial support. Pre-2004 Member States. New Member States. Non-EU neighbouring countries. 2.2. Flexibility in parental leave provision. 2.3. Fathers’ entitlements.

The impact of parental leave or extended absence for childcare (‘returners’) on eligibility for active labour market measures, lifelong learning or other training provisions

3.1. Eligibility for active labour market measures. 3.2. Eligibility for lifelong learning or other training provisions.

Childcare services as a social infrastructure for supporting parents’ employment

4.1. Availability. 4.2. Costs of services. 4.3. Incompatibility between services and working hours. 4.4. Quality of care.

Conclusions

Appendices

Appendix 1. The work programme for the national reports. The work programme for Part A: The ‘Make work pay debates’. 1. The current national focus on ‘making work pay’ in the social protection system. 2. An evaluation of the emphasis of the policy initiative or debate from a gender perspective. 3. An evaluation of the policy impact from a gender and social inclusion perspective. The work programme for Part B: ‘Supporting employment for those with care respon...

References

A. The national expert reports. B. Additional references.

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