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Women's work between family and welfare state: part-time work and childcare in France and Sweden

Anne-Marie Daune-Richard

in Care and social integration in European societies

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346049
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.003.0011
Women's work between family and welfare state: part-time work and childcare in France and Sweden

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This chapter investigates how public policies in France and Sweden shape mothers' access to and position in the labour market. It also argues that this position is related to the way work and citizenship are linked differently in each of the two countries for women and men. French families enjoyed access to free nursery schools for children aged three and above, even though there were not nearly enough places to meet demand. The driving principle behind the Swedish model confers equal rights and duties on men and women in respect of their responsibilities as parents and workers.

Keywords: public policies; France; Sweden; women; family; welfare state; labour market

Chapter.  7976 words. 

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