Policy Press

Combining Work and Care

Carer Leave and Related Employment Policies in International Context

Edited by Kate Hamblin, Jason Heyes and Janet Fast

Published

Jun 25, 2024

Page count

274 pages

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Sustainable Care

ISBN

978-1447365709

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 25, 2024

Page count

274 pages

Browse the series

Sustainable Care

ISBN

978-1447365723

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Combining Work and Care

Available Open Access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

The proportion of employees with caring responsibilities is growing and, as a result, policies that support working carers are becoming increasingly important.

Written and informed by national experts, this is the first publication to provide a detailed examination of the development and implementation of carer leave policies and policies in nine countries across Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.

It compares the origins, content and implications of national policies and practices intended to enable workers to provide care to family members and friends while remaining in paid employment – known as ‘carer leave’.

“This book is truly impressive, timely and unique – the first to provide comprehensive coverage of employee rights to care leave and other support for family caregivers in an international and comparative manner. Essential reading for women and men who want to help create a more caring world.” Michael D. Fine, Macquarie University

“Based on a careful and critical examination of carer leave policies in nine countries, this volume provides an extremely useful knowledge base for developing support for working carers.” Teppo Kröger, University of Jyväskylä

Kate Hamblin is Senior Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.

Jason Heyes is Professor of Employment Relations in the Management School at the University of Sheffield.

Janet Fast is Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

1.Introduction - Kate Hamblin, Jason Heyes and Janet Fast

2.Finland: -Emilia Leinonen

3.Sweden - Linnéa Aldman, Eva Sennemark and Elizabeth Hanson

4.Australia - Kate O’Loughlin and Alison Williams

5.United Kingdom - Kate Hamblin, Jason Heyes and Camille Allard

6.Canada - Janet Fast and Jacquie Eales

7.Germany - Katja Knauthe and Andreas Hoff

8.Japan - Shingou Ikeda

9.Slovenia - Tatjana Rakar, Maša Filipovič Hrast and Valentina Hlebec

10.Poland - Jolanta Perek-Białas and Anna Ruzik-Sierdzińska

11.Conclusion : Critical Comparative Analysis: Similarities, Differences and Lessons Learned - Kate Hamblin, Jason Heyes and Janet Fast