WP6: Closing gaps in work and family life balance



The aim of WP6 is to examine what combination of social protection policies (income maintenance, social services and regulations) and labour market conditions can help to close gaps in work and family-life balance for individuals in precarious employment. The core objectives of WP6 are to:

  1. Provide an improved understanding of the mechanisms behind the cross-national differences in how men and women with low education and income manage their work-family life conflicts given micro, meso and macro intervening factors. 
  2. Explore how individual citizens and households cope with and find effective ways of managing work/family balance risks in terms of the security/autonomy/ influence matrix
  3. Provide an improved understanding to what degree intersectionality (gender, education, employment, ethnicity, care obligations and needs, household composition) can explain differentiated access to work-life balance policies and exposure to precarious employment situations that might impede a satisfactory work-life balance.
  4. Provide new knowledge on how a capability approach may inform work-life balance policies


Margarita Leon, Work Package Leader

Margarita Leon, Work Package Leader


Marge Unt, Work Package Co-Leader

           Marge Unt, Work Package Co-Leader

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