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Gender and Work-Life Balance: A Contest Analysis on Nursey Schools in Palermo

  • Ignazia BartholiniEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

This paper reflects on the gender inequalities and their influence in the access to labor market and, on the other one, to reproductive process. Maternity and work often arise as choices excluding one another due for the inadequacy of care services. The essay reviews some laws of the last years for encourage the work-life balance and analyzes the presence of the services for children in Palermo. The “case study” of the municipality of Palermo shows a general lack of services and a progressive reduction of public nurseries and kindergarten, despite the economic investments of the last decades at institutional level. It points out how many obstacles persist that discourage female participation in the labor market, but above all discourage procreative choices in the couples “dual earner”, with negative effects on future generational balances.

Keywords

Women Social policies Work-life balance Social effort 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Culture and SocietyUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

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