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Gender, parenthood and the changing European workplace: Young adults negotiating the work-family boundary - TRANSITIONS, EUR 22086

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2002-00125


This publication contains the final report of the project "Gender, Parenthood and the Changing European Workplace: Young Adults Negotiating the Work-Family Boundary - TRANSITIONS", whose work has primarily contributed to the area "Quality of life of European Citizens".
The report contains information about the main scientific findings of this project and their policy implications. The research was carried out in three phases, by ten teams, and over a period of three years, starting in January 2003. It involved teams in Bulgaria, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK.
The overall aim of the project was to examine the family's role in facilitating or constraining active life management in the transition from education to the labour market, across different European models of state support for young people and their families. The research aimed to examine how families have adapted to the changing patterns of dependency associated with modern youth, the strategies they adopt and the way in which family resources and dependency influence young people's decisions in the transition to the labour market. In highlighting the way in which family resources (social, cultural, economic) influence young people's decisions across different socio-economic groups and gender, the research improves our understanding of the process of social reproduction in a modern European context.

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