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dc.contributor.authorSuwada, Katarzyna
dc.description.abstractThe open access book provides a critical account of parenthood in Polish society. It uses a qualitative perspective to show how mothers and fathers engage with parenthood and also function in the labour market. Parenting in contemporary Poland is not only affected by individual preferences and choices, but significantly by the institutional context, in particular the family policy system, as well as socio-cultural norms of how men and women should fulfill parental roles. The author distinguishes between different kinds of work done in connection to parenthood and shows how the existing institutional system reinforces gender and other forms of social inequalities even in a post-communist state like Poland. The author demonstrates that Polish society has different expectations and institutional norms related to work and gender norms compared to those in long-standing democracies in Europe and elsewhere. The book also shows that the experiences of parenthood in Poland are different between men and women, between single and coupled parents, and based on economic and other resources. This book is of interest to social science students and researchers of family studies, parenting, sociology of work, and social structure in post-communist societies.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringerBriefs in Sociology
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBK Sociology: family & relationships
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBL Sociology: work & labour
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBA Social theory
dc.subject.otherSociology of Family, Youth and Aging
dc.subject.otherGender Studies
dc.subject.otherSociology of Work
dc.subject.otherSocial Theory
dc.subject.otherFamily policy
dc.subject.otherGender roles
dc.subject.otherParenthood in Polish society
dc.subject.otherFamily life in Poland
dc.subject.otherGender inequalities
dc.subject.otherDomestic work
dc.subject.otherPaid work
dc.subject.otherSocial Policies
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.subject.otherSociology: family & relationships
dc.subject.otherGender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.otherSociology: work & labour
dc.titleParenting and Work in Poland
dc.title.alternativeA Gender Studies Perspective
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature

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