Formal and Informal Work
The Hidden Work Regime in Europe
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Formal and Informal Work by Birgit Pfau-Effinger
Book DescriptionInformal work - family care, voluntary work, and undeclared or unregulated work - is a critical form of labor in today's economy, yet remains underanalyzed and examined. This volume develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of informal work and analyses systematically the relationship of formal and informal work. Using a coherent theoretical and methodological approach, this volume explores informal and formal work in six countries and contributes to our empirical knowledge of informal work and its different interrelations with formal work in various societies. A landmark study in the analysis of work, the book demonstrates how the relationship of formal and informal work is developing, how this can be explained in the specific context of the arrangement of work and welfare, and in which ways informal work possibly contributes to social integration and social cohesion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415964692
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Birgit Pfau-Effinger
Formal and Informal Work, Paperback (August 2012)
Informal work - family care, voluntary work, and undeclared or unregulated work - is a critical form of labor in today's economy, yet it remains underanalyzed and examined. This volume develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of informal work and analyses systematically the relationship of formal and informal work.
Care Between Work and Welfare in European Societies, Hardback (June 2011)
This book provides insights into the theoretical framework of 'tensions' related to care for children and the elderly. It analyzes if, and under what conditions, welfare state reforms have contributed to strengthening existing tensions, creating new tensions, or relaxing such tensions.
Gender, Economy and Culture in the European Union, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Birgit Pfau-Effinger
This study provides an analysis of comparative gender differences in the EU. It addresses a range of issues from employment and households to culture, sexuality, male violence, the state, migration and women's movements.
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Author Biography - Birgit Pfau-Effinger
Birgit Pfau-Effinger is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hamburg. Lluis Flaquer is Professor of Sociology at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Per H. Jensen is Professor of Sociology at Aalborg University.
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