Rodiče na trhu práce: mezi prací a péčí

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Title:Rodiče na trhu práce: mezi prací a péčí
Creators:
Vohlídalová, Marta; marta dot vohlidalova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ Jilská 1, Praha, 110 00, Czech Republic
Křížková, Alena; alena dot krizkova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ, Jilská 1, Praha, 11000, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Sociological Review, 45, 1, pp. 31-61
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender equality, gender and labor market, work/life balance, parenthood, flexible forms of employment, Czech Republic

Abstract

In this article the authors map the theoretical arguments on the gender dimension of the welfare state. They propose three integral dimensions of conceptualising the exercise of parenthood in Czech society in relation to gender equality in the labour market that co-determine the position of parents in the labour market. The authors analyse these dimensions using data from two representative sociological surveys. 1) The right to be a parent (to care for one’s child) and the right to work: the measures provided in the Czech welfare state are based on the myth that there are two separate worlds of work and care in conformity with the gender principle, even though there are no significant differences between Czech men and women in terms of the value of work in their lives. 2) Equality or non-discrimination in parenthood: the right to work of mothers of young children is violated in the context of generally increasing gender inequalities in the labour market. 3) The opportunity to achieve a work/life balance: in Czech society flexible forms of employment are uncommon, working hours tend to have a fixed start and finish, or there is negative flexibility, which renders a work/life balance impossible. The way in which state policy defines and employers apply the conditions of parenthood in relation to the labour market and in the context of the gender structure of Czech society makes parenthood a significant handicap for the social inclusion of women who are mothers of young children in the Czech Republic.

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Title:Rodiče na trhu práce: mezi prací a péčí
Translated title:Parents in the Labor Market: Between Work and Care
Creators:
Vohlídalová, Marta; marta dot vohlidalova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ Jilská 1, Praha, 110 00, Czech Republic
Křížková, Alena; alena dot krizkova at soc dot cas dot cz; SOÚ, Jilská 1, Praha, 11000, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender equality, gender and labor market, work/life balance, parenthood, flexible forms of employment, Czech Republic
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Czech sociological review (Sociologický časopis)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Sociological Review
Volume:45
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 31-61
ISSN:0038-0288
Publisher:Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:4469
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:31 Aug 2009 13:55
Last Modified:31 Aug 2009 11:55

Citation

Vohlídalová, Marta; Křížková, Alena (2009) Rodiče na trhu práce: mezi prací a péčí. Czech Sociological Review, 45 (1). pp. 31-61. ISSN 0038-0288

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