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A Right to Care?: Unpaid Work in European Employment Law

Nicole Busby


The reconciliation of unpaid care and paid work is arguably the most pressing and difficult problem currently facing employment law. In all of its forms, unpaid care is predominantly provided by women so that its intersection with paid work is severely gendered. In recent years, European integration has focused on increasing employment rates whilst maintaining labour market flexibility. Many workers who seek to combine unpaid care with paid employment find themselves engaged in increasingly precarious forms of work, yet legal and policy responses have, to date, been reactive and incremental re ... More

Keywords: care, work, gender, labour market, employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579020
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Busby, author
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling
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