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ESPN Thematic Report on work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives. France

Abstract : This Synthesis Report is concerned with some of the key questions that arise regarding (a) the work-life balance of working-age people – mainly women – who care for disabled and chronically ill dependent relatives, (b) reconciling work and care obligations and (c) maintaining the well-being of the carers and their families. The analysis focuses on carers of working age, whether or not they are actually working. The Synthesis Report draws on the national contributions prepared by the 35 European Social Policy Network (ESPN) Country Teams. It demonstrates that the work-life balance of the carer – mostly a working age woman – is a problematic issue which is rarely recognised as such. In the majority of countries, LTC policies are geared to the dependent person and overlook the carer’s situation. Only a few countries – namely those with universal and comprehensive LTC systems – make the necessary arrangements to enable carers to remain in employment and preserve their work-life balance. Nevertheless, even in these favourable contexts, some recent policy reforms and political discourses accentuate deinstitutionalisation and the extension of community care without, however, promoting the development of public in-home services.
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Blanche Le Bihan, Pascale Roussel, Emmanuelle Fillion. ESPN Thematic Report on work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives. France. [Technical Report] European Commission. European Social Policy Network (ESPN). 2016, 23p. ⟨hal-02613004⟩

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