PUPn4457 Gender and labour market in different European contexts

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2020
1/1/0. 12 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Blanka Plasová, PhD. (přednášející)
PhDr. Jana Válková (přednášející)
Mgr. Lucie Novotná, M.A. (cvičící)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc. (přednášející)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Katedra sociální politiky a sociální práce - Fakulta sociálních studií
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra sociální politiky a sociální práce - Fakulta sociálních studií
Pá 8:00–9:40 U53
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
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Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 19 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 3/19, pouze zareg.: 0/19
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Cíle předmětu
The course aims to provide the students with basic understanding of the impact the gender roles and inequalities have on the situation of men and women in the society, mostly in the labour market. We will tackle the theories about discrimination and segregation of women in the labour market and theories related to division of labour in the household. Policies for reconciling work and family will be introduced as well as the flexible forms of employment both in the context of the new social risks and trends in the society. In relation to these trends, we focus on the analysis of the potential of the social policies to shape and influence the gender relations. Space will be also given to the feminist critique of the traditional typologies of the welfare state. Furthermore, the role of employers and other actors in the field of reconciling work and family will be discussed. Beside the macro-societal perspective, we will also give a space to the micro-societal/individual level of the analysis, where we basically focus on the preferences towards work-family strategies and their links to macro-level.
Výstupy z učení
The students will become sensitive to diverse forms of gender order in the society and the consequences of gender differences in the field of social policy. They will become familiar with the public policies as well as with the employers´ policies in the area of reconciling work and personal life both in the Czech Republic and in the EU context. They will be able to assess their limits and their potential, mainly in the perspective of gender equal opportunities.
  • Introduction to the course aims and objectives.
  • Gender, gender culture and gender role in context of the labor market.
  • Structural context: new trends in the European labour markets.
  • Gender segregation in the labour market.
  • Institutional context within the EU.
  • Introduction to work-family policy. Childcare policy.
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave.
  • Family-friendly flexibility. Employers and work-family balance.
  • Micro-level: individual strategies and preferences.
  • Students' presentations
    povinná literatura
  • • Cerami, A. 2008. New Social Risks in Central and Eastern Europe: The Need for a New Empowering Politics of the Welfare State. Sociologický časopis/ Czech Sociological Review 44(6): 1089 - 1111.
  • • Lewis, S., Humbert, L. 2010. ‘Discourse of reality’? “Work-life balance” flexible working practices and gendered organizations. Equality Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29 (3): 239–254.
  • • Bambra, C. 2004. “The Worlds of Welfare: illusory and gender blind?”.Social Policy & Society 3(3): 201-211.
  • • Hakim, C. 2006. „Women, Careers, and Work-life Preferences.“ British Journal of Guidance & Counselling 34 (3), s. 279–294.
  • • Blum, S., L. Formánková, I. Dobrotič. 2014. “Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis: Pathways Between Policy Expansion and Retrenchment”. Journal Social Policy & Administration, 48 (4), s. 468-491.
  • • Korpi, W., Ferrarini, T., Englund, S. 2013. „Womens opportunities under different Fanily policy Constelatioins: Gender, Class, and Inequality Tradeoffs in Western Contries Re-examined. Social Politics, 20 (1), s. 1-40.
  • • Bambra, C. (2007). Defamilisation and welfare state regimes: a cluster analysis, International Journal of Social Welfare, 16: 326–338.
  • • Saraceno, C.; Keck, W. (2011). Towards an Integrated Approach for the Analysis of Gender Equity in Policies Supporting Paid Work and Care Responsibilities. Demographic Research. Vol. 25, art. 11, pp. 371-406.
  • • Blackburn, R. M.; Browne, J.; Brooks, B.; Jarman, J. 2002. Explaining gender segregation. British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, no. 4, s. 513-536.
  • Pfau-Effinger, Birgit & Rostgaard, Tine (eds). 2011. Care, Work and Welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills
  • • Duncan, S., Irwin, S. 2004. “The Social Patterning of Values and Rationalities: Mothers’ Choices in Combining Caring and Employment.” Social Policy & Society 3(4), s. 391–399.
  • • Ryan, Michelle K. Haslam, S. Alexander. 2005. The Glass Cliff: Evidence that Women are Over-Represented in Precarious Leadership Positions. British Journal of Management, Jun 2005, Vol. 16, Issue 2, s. 81-90.
  • • den Dulk, L., Peters, P., Poustma, E., Ligthart, P.E.M. 2010. The Extended Business Case for childcare and leave arrangements in Western and Eastern Europe. Baltic Journal of Management 5(2): 156-184.
  • Morel, Nathalie, Palier, Bruno and Joakim Palme (eds.). 2012., Towards a Social Investment Welfare State? Ideas, policies and challenges, Chicago: Policy Press.
  • • Kroeger, T. 2011. Defamilisation, dedomestication and care policy: Comparing childcare service provisions of welfare states. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Vol. 31 No. 7/8, s. 424-440.
  • • Hakim, C. (2003). A New Approach to Explaining Fertility Patterns: Preference Theory, Population and Development Review, 29 (3): 349-374.
  • • Crompton, R., C. Lyonette. 2005. „The new gender essentialism – domestic and family ‘choices’ and their relation to attitudes“. The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 56 (4), s. 601–620.
  • • Leitner, S. 2003. Varieties of Familialism. The Caring Function of the Family in Comparative Perspective. European Societies 5(4), s. 353-375.
  • • Mahon, R. 2002. Child Care: Toward What Kind of „Social Europe? Social Politics 9(3): 343-379.
  • • Kreimer, M. Labour Market Segregation and the Gender-Based Division of Labour. 2004. The European Journal of women´s studies. 2004, no. 11, s. 223-246.
  • • Ryan K. M.; Haslam S. A.; Hersby M. D.; Kulich C.; Atkins C. 2007. Opting out or Pushed off the Edge? The Glass Cliff and the Preacariousness of Women´s Leadership Positions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. Vol.1/1, s. 266 – 279.
  • • Acker, J. 2006. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations. Gender & Society, 20 (4): 441-464.
  • Leitner, S. 2003. Varieties of Familialism. The Caring Function of the Family in
  • Lewis, J. 2006. Work/family reconciliation, equal opportunities and social policies: the interpretation of policy trajectories at the EU level and the meaning of gender equality. Journal of European Public Policy 13(3): 420-437.
  • Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed.). 2004. New risks, new welfare: the Transformation of the European Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • • Hobson, B. 2011. The Agency Gap in Work–Life Balance: Applying Sen's Capabilities Framework within European Contexts. Social Politics 18(2): 147-167.
  • • Correl, S. J.; Benard, S.; Paik, I. (2007). Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? American Journal of Sociology, 112(5), pp. 1297-1338.
  • • Davis, A. E.; Kalleberg, A. L. 2006. Family-Friendly Organisations? Work and Family Programs in the 1990s. Work and Occupations, 33 (2): 191 – 216.
  • ESPING-ANDERSEN, Gøsta. The incomplete revolution : adapting to women's new roles. 1st publ. Malden: Polity, 2009. x, 214. ISBN 9780745643168. info
  • PFAU-EFFINGER, Birgit. Development of culture, welfare states and women's employment in Europe. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004. 217 p. ISBN 0754616932. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Standing, G. (1999) Global labour market flexibility: seeking distributive justice. kapitola 4., s. 83 – 126.
  • Sainsbury, D. 1994. Women's and men's social rights: Gendering dimensions of welfare state. In: D. Sainsbury ed. Gendering Welfare States. London: Sage. pp. 151-169.
  • Orloff, A. S. 1996. Gender in the welfare state. Annual Review of Sociology, 22, pp 51-78
  • Lewis, J. 1992. Gender and the Development of Welfare Regimes. Journal of European Social Policy Vol2, no.3, pp 159-173
Výukové metody
1) exam – written test with open question;
2) individual and group assignments:
a) each group of students (2-3) answers the key thematic question at one (selected) lecture;
b) each student presents analysis of key “gender indicators” of European labour markets
Metody hodnocení
presentation of the both assignments and discussion
written test with open question
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