Citizens who Care: European Social Citizenship in EU-debates on Childcare and Part-time Work
This study chronicles the entry of the controversial issue of combining work and family life into the European political agenda and shows how concrete policies on childcare and part-time work were debated between different member states and European institutions. Moreover, it argues that European debates on social care rights exemplify traces of an emerging European citizenship. European rights regarding time of care and care services unite the contradictory demands for social equality and a free market, offering citizens basic social equality, while simultaneously supplying the common market with a female labour force.
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THEORIES ON INCLUDING CARE IN CITIZENSHIP
DEBATES ON CITIZENSHIP WORK AND CARE IN FIVE
THE EUROPEAN UNION DEBATE ON SOCIAL CITIZENSHIP
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE DEBATE ON THE CHILDCARE RECOMMENDATION
THE DEBATE ON THE PARTTIME WORK DIRECTIVE
LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES
actors argued atypical bargaining caregiving childcare facilities Childcare Network Childcare Recommendation Christian Democrat CITIZENS Corporatist Council of Ministers debate on social DEBATES ON CITIZENSHIP Denmark Dutch employment equal opportunities equal treatment Esping-Andersen ETUC European citizenship European Commission European Commission’s European Communities European debate European level European Parliament European social citizenship European social partners European social policy European social policy-making European social rights European Trade Union EUROPEAN UNION DEBATE Europese female focused formulated framework agreement gender equality guarantee Hantrais Hoskyns ideals issue of combining kinderopvang labour market participation legislation Maastricht Treaty Marshall’s men’s Netherlands Ostner and Lewis parental leave part-time jobs Part-time Work Directive part-time workers parties policy logic political agenda proposal qualified majority voting role Siim Social Affairs social care rights Social Democrat social security social security rights Sociale Vraagstukken Socialist stimulating Trade Union Confederation trade unions United Kingdom welfare regimes women women’s movement