Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life (Volume 2)
Austria, Ireland and Japan
- 04 Nov 2003
- 9789264104204 (PDF) ;9789264104181(print)
Raising children and having a career both rate highly as important life goals for many people. Helping parents to achieve these goals is vital for society: parental care plays a crucial role in child development and parental employment promotes economic prosperity. A failure to assist parents find their preferred work and family balance has implications for both labour supply and family decisions. This study considers how a wide range of policies, including tax/benefit policies, childcare policies, and employment and workplace practices, help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation in Austria, Ireland and Japan.