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1 (13) 2010

Demography and social economy, 2010, 1(13):139-148
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2010.01.139

The Policy of Promoting the Combination of Employment and Parenthood in Ukraine (Considering an Experience of the West European Countries)
Section: Researches of junior scholars
Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: Work-parenthood reconciliation policies have increasingly become part of employment-led social policy in European Union. In the most well-developed European systems, work- parenthood reconciliation policies are universal, inclusive, and progressive in their distribution of costs. In addition, the measures of these policies are expected to promote womens participation in the labour force and the sharing of care responsibilities between women and men. The article contains an overview of reconciliation of work-parenthood policies with regard to childcare services, maternity and parental leave facilities, flexible working arrangements and other options furthering reconciliation of childcare and family responsibilities ( such as part-time working, working accounts, working from home) gender equality policy and financial allowances for working parents. The suggestions for development in work-parenthood reconciliation policy in Ukraine are offered.
Key words: working parents, woman participation, parental leave, fertility, child care, flexible working.
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