Work-life Balance and Gender Regime After the Economic Transition

Nagy, Beáta, Király, Gábor and Géring, Zsuzsanna (2016) Work-life Balance and Gender Regime After the Economic Transition. Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, 2 (3). pp. 5-20. DOI 10.17356/ieejsp.v2i3.283

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Work-life balance (WLB) is a key issue in our societies in which there is increasing pressure to be permanently available on demand and to work more intensively, and when due to technological change the borders between work and private life appear to be dissolving. However, the social, institutional and normative frames of a region have a huge impact on how people experience work and private life, where the borders between these spheres lie and how much control individuals have in managing these borders. Based on these arguments, this editorial to the special issue Work-life balance/imbalance: individual, organisational and social experiences in Intersections. EEJSP draws attention to the social institutions, frameworks and norms which have an effect on experience, practices and expectations about work-life balance. Concerning the time horizon, this editorial focuses on the change of regime as a reference point since socialist and post-socialist eras differ significantly, although there is still some continuity between them. The authors of this introduction offer an overview of the situation in CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) based mainly on examples of Visegrad countries.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Sociology and Social Studies
Subjects:Labour economics
Projects:OTKA K104707
ID Code:2479
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:07 Oct 2016 12:55
Last Modified:07 Oct 2016 12:55

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