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Maternity and paternity leave in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic and Giulio Sabbati, Updated in March 2019 In 2019, the EU institutions are set to approve new work-life balance legislation, which will introduce minimum standards for paid paternity leave across the EU. The maternity rights set out in the 1992 Pregnant Workers Directive will be maintained. This directive sets … Continue reading

Reconciling work and private life

A balanced work and private life is important for a healthy workplace. Research shows that employees with higher levels of work-family conflict suffer up to 12 times more often from burnout and can experience up to three times more depression or other psychological problems as workers with a better work-life balance. To create a more … Continue reading

Work-life balance. Measures to help reconcile work, private and family life

Good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major EU policy goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. In Europe, more than one worker in five expresses dissatisfaction with their work-life balance. Conflicts between work and other aspects … Continue reading

Promoting fertility in the EU. Social policy options for Member States

The number of births as a proportion of the population has been declining in Europe since the late 19th century. In the past decade, fertility rates reached very low levels in many Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), well below replacement levels. Low rates imply that, without migration or increased longevity, European populations … Continue reading

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