Quality of life and work in Europe : theory, practice and policy / edited by Margareta Bäck-Wiklund ... [et al.].

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Quality of life and work in a changing Europe / Tanja van der Lippe and Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
  • Part I. Context, Theory and Methods: 2. Quality of life and work in a changing europe: a theoretical framework / Laura den Dulk, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Suzan Lewis and Dorottya Redai; 3. The institutional context of the quality of life / Siyka Kovacheva, Anneke Doorne-Huiskes and Timo Anttila; 4. Data and methods / Tanja van der Lippe, Stefan Szücs, Soja Drobnič and Leuka Billquist
  • Part II. Empirical Results: 5. Quality of work and quality of life of service sector workers: cross-national variations in eight European countries / Patrick Präg, Maria das Dorres Guerreiro, Jouko Nätti, Michael Brookes and Laura den Dulk; 6. Quality of life and satisfaction with the work-life balance / Stefan Szücs, Sonja Drobnič, Laura den Dulk and Roland Verwiebe; 7. Variations in work-life balance satisfaction among service sector employees / Barbara Beham, David Etherington and Eduardo Rodrigues; 8. Competing demands: work and child well-being / Linda Lane, Tanja van der Lippe, Stanimir Kabaivanov and Margerata Bäck-Wiklund; 9. Gender differences in quality of life / Eva Fodor, Linda Lane, Joop Schippers and Tanja van der Lippe
  • Part III. Policy Implications and the Future Research Agenda: 10. Healthy organizations / Suzan Lewis, Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes, Dorottya Redai and Margarida Barroso; 11. Scenarios for the quality of life in the Europe of the future / Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Annabelle Mark, Leila Billquist and Polina Manolova; 12. The social quality instrument: measuring the social quality of work in European workplaces / Sakari Taipale, Barbara Beham and Jouko Nätti; 13. Quality of life and work in a changing Europe: future challenges / Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes and Laura den Dulk.
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  • 0230235115 (hardback)
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