Quotation Haas, Barbara, Hartel, Margit. 2010. Towards The Universal Care Course Model. Care Policies and employment patterns in Austria, The Netherlands and Sweden. European Societies 12 (2): 139-162.


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The principle aim is to analyse care policies and mothers' employment patterns in Austria in comparison with The Netherlands and Sweden. While Sweden fosters a Universal Breadwinner model, Austrian policies set incentives for mothers to organize private care for their children for a relatively long period of time, similar to the Caregiver Parity model. The Netherlands, approaching the Universal Caregiver model, support part-time integration into the labour market, combined with private part-time caring facilities for the children. The cross-national comparative approach has been adopted throughout the description of care policies and the data analysis, using the European Social Survey. Drawing on the strong cross-national differences in policies and employment patterns, we outline the main principles of a Universal Care Course (UCC). The model addresses questions about how to achieve the ideal of a smooth transition between work and care in a gender-sensitive way. Key words: care; policies; employment; Austria; cross-national comparison

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Societies
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Towards The Universal Care Course Model. Care Policies and employment patterns in Austria, The Netherlands and Sweden
Volume 12
Number 2
Year 2010
Page from 139
Page to 162
Reviewed? Y

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Haas, Barbara (Details)
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Hartel, Margit (Vizerektorat für Lehre, WU Wien, Austria)
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Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
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