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Work-Family Conflict in Light of the EU 2020
Work-Family Conflict in Light of the EU 2020

Author(s): Livia Pogan
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Work¬-family Conflict; EU 2020; Smart Growth; Sustainable Growth; Inclusive Growth; Labor Market
Summary/Abstract: In this paper we aim to analyse the impact of the work-¬family conflict on achieving the goals of EU 2020 Strategy. Whatever the historical period or geographic area, adults’ activity is mainly dedicated to profession and family, domains that increasingly frequently are in conflict, as a result of the actual demographic context (changes of family structures, increased professional requests, new technologies that replace human resources or migration, for example). Numerous studies show remarkable differences among member states in terms of professional activity ¬ working hours, the work done, earnings, working conditions, women involvement in labor. All these facts led the Council of Europe to recommend member states ‘to take appropriate measures to promote a better balance between work and private life for women and men’ (The European Pact for equality between women and men 2011¬ 2020). These recommendations are made in light of the guidelines set by the EU 2020 Strategy, which considers inclusive growth, increased participation in the labor market, acquiring new skills and poverty alleviation as essential pillars to develop a United Europe. Given these considerations, we focused attention on the relationship between work-family conflict and the desires of EU 2020.

  • Page Range: 189-195
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English