Conciliare famiglia e lavoro: uno sguardo alle politiche Europee

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Reconciling family and work: a look at European policies

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Speaking of family-work conciliation is certainly not simple: only on a conceptual level can we in fact find a different interpretation of the same in the different social and geographical contexts, an interpretation influenced by the different welfare systems and the underlying family idea. The aim of this contribution is therefore to reflect on the cultural, value and ethical meaning of conciliation through an analysis of the European socio-political context and, specifically, of the conciliatory measures and policies implemented by the member countries. This choice is dictated above all by the awareness of the peculiarity of the current historical situation: the entry of new countries into the European Union has determined - and continues to bring - significant changes in the pre-existing balances; the EU, moreover, according to what reported by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, is currently faced with a huge dilemma in terms of social policy: it requires, on the one hand, to increase employment rates for guaranteeing both economic growth and the sustainability of welfare systems, and on the other to promote social inclusion in a context characterized by high complexification, especially in an intergenerational perspective (drastic decrease in birth rates, poor generational turnover, progressive aging of the population, with the consequent problem of the subjects involved in the care and care of the elderly).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Reconciling family and work: a look at European policies
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
Journalquaderno, imprese e responsabilità sociale
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • conciliazione
  • famiglia
  • lavoro
  • politiche europee


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