Rethinking Gender, Work and Care in a New Europe

Theorizing Markets and Societies in the Post-Postsocialist Era

  • Triin Roosalu
  • Dirk Hofäcker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Family Policies, Norms and Discourses

  4. Participation in the Labour Market

  5. Combining Parenthood and Paid Work

  6. Occupational and Social Mobility

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-384

About this book


Given the growing importance of Eastern European countries in the development of the EU, there is an urgent need to reconstruct the recent dynamic developments in women's work and care in these societies, and the socio-political determinants thereof. Considering their specific cultural, economic and historical development, it can be assumed that the trends and determinants of women's labour market trajectories in CEE countries differ significantly from those in the other European countries that have frequently made up the basis for established theories in social and labour market research. This being the case, can 'standard' theoretical approaches, mostly modelled on evidence from Western Europe, be transferred to the analysis of Eastern European countries? This edited collection scrutinises pivotal aspects of women's careers in Eastern Europe, providing a detailed overview of trends and determinants of women's employment in Eastern Europe, and reflecting critically on theoretical approaches in social and labour market research.


economy gender interaction labor market law methodology of the social sciences mobility Polis political science politics social policy social science sociology women work

Editors and affiliations

  • Triin Roosalu
    • 1
  • Dirk Hofäcker
    • 2
  1. 1.Tallinn UniversityEstonia
  2. 2.University of Duisburg-EssenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57128-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37109-6
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