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Seeking the balance between work and family after communism
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology. Uppsala universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6057-2762
Masaryk university, Czech Republic.
2012 (English)In: Marriage and Family Review, ISSN 0149-4929, E-ISSN 1540-9635, Vol. 39, no 3-4, 287-313 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

During the 1990s the Central-European governments all took steps in varying degrees toward implementing more conservative, re-familization policies, which support women in their roles as mothers and make it more difficult for them to remain in the labor market. This article discusses the relationship between gender attitudes and gender policy in Central Europe and the latest changes in both. We focus on two countries, Catholic Poland, and the secular Czech Republic, in order to control for the role of Catholicism as an explanatory factor of familism. Beside statistical sources, administrative data and information from interviews with policy makers, we use data from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) 1994 and 2002 on gender and family, analyzing them at both the micro and macro levels. Our study shows that post-communist re-familization policies are coming increasingly intocontradiction with the needs and aspirations of the populace, which is becoming more positive towards gender equality © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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2012. Vol. 39, no 3-4, 287-313 p.
Keyword [en]
Aspirations, Catholic Church, Cmmunist Legacy, Defamilization, Family Policy, Fertility Rates, Gender Equality, Refamilization
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Culture, Identity and Representations
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20238DOI: 10.1300/J002v39n03_04ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920670998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20238DiVA: diva2:871924
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