Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life (Volume 2) Austria, Ireland and Japan: Austria, Ireland and Japan
OECD Publishing, Nov 4, 2003 - 232 pages
Raising children and having a career both rate highly as important life goals for many people. Helping parents to achieve these goals is vital for society: parental care plays a crucial role in child development and parental employment promotes economic prosperity. A failure to assist parents find their preferred work and family balance has implications for both labour supply and family decisions. This study considers how a wide range of policies, including tax/benefit policies, childcare policies, and employment and workplace practices, help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation in Austria, Ireland and Japan.