Quality of Life and Work in Europe

Theory, Practice and Policy

  • Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
  • Tanja van der Lippe
  • Laura den Dulk
  • Anneke Doorne-Huiskes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Quality of Life and Work in a Changing Europe

    1. Tanja van der Lippe, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
      Pages 1-13
  3. Context, Theory and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Laura den Dulk, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Suzan Lewis, Dorottya Redai
      Pages 17-31
    3. Siyka Kovacheva, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Timo Anttila
      Pages 32-54
    4. Tanja van der Lippe, Stefan Szücs, Sonja Drobnič, Leila Billquist
      Pages 55-74
  4. Empirical Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Patrick Präg, Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Jouko Nätti, Michael Brookes, Laura den Dulk
      Pages 77-94
    3. Stefan Szücs, Sonja Drobnič, Laura den Dulk, Roland Verwiebe
      Pages 95-117
    4. Barbara Beham, David Etherington, Eduardo Rodrigues
      Pages 118-134
    5. Linda Lane, Tanja van der Lippe, Stanimir Kabaivanov, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
      Pages 135-148
    6. Eva Fodor, Linda Lane, Joop Schippers, Tanja van der Lippe
      Pages 149-161
  5. Policy Implications and the Future Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Suzan Lewis, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Dorottya Redai, Margarida Barroso
      Pages 165-185
    3. Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Annabelle Mark, Leila Billquist, Polina Manolova
      Pages 186-205
    4. Sakari Taipale, Barbara Beham, Jouko Nätti
      Pages 206-216
    5. Anneke Doorne-Huiskes, Laura den Dulk
      Pages 217-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-262

About this book


Intense globalization, rapidly changing workplaces and family patterns have renewed the international interest in quality of life. This book examines different institutional arrangements, work-place conditions and gendered work and care that affect the conditions for achieving quality of work and life in European countries.


care gender globalization Institution methods Nation organization organizations Policy quality of life service work

Editors and affiliations

  • Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
    • 1
  • Tanja van der Lippe
    • 2
  • Laura den Dulk
    • 3
  • Anneke Doorne-Huiskes
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Utrecht Universitythe Netherlands
  3. 3.Erasmus University Rotterdamthe Netherlands

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