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Title: Family-friendly reform of employment law in the UK: an overstretched flexibility
Authors: Golynker, Oxana
First Published: 13-Oct-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Abstract: This paper provides a critical assessment of the family-friendly reform of employment law in the UK. It begins with the analysis of the EU policies on work-life balance as the important context of the reform in the UK. The second part of the paper provides and outline of the family-friendly provisions introduced by the Labour and Coalition Governments between 1997 and 2015 and investigates the rationale behind the reform. The paper questions the consistency of the approach to the familyfriendly reform of employment law adopted by the Labour and Coalition governments. It argues that the economic rationale has underpinned the flexibility aspect of family-friendly agenda in both EU and UK policies. In its final part, the paper analyses the flaws in the regulation of family-friendly entitlements and argues that, without proper incentives and guarantees, the reform is unlikely to provide working parents and carers with a real choice and flexibility.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09649069.2015.1081222
ISSN: 0964-9069
eISSN: 1469-9621
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09649069.2015.1081222
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/32793
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 13 October 2015 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09649069.2015.1081222
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