Caring Responsibilities in European Law and Policy (Innbundet)

Who Cares?

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 200
Forlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780415529716
Omtale Caring Responsibilities in European Law and Policy
This book explores the emerging engagement of EU law with care and carers.


The book argues that the regulation of care by the EU is crucial because


it enables the development of a broad range of policies. It contributes to the


sustainability of society and ultimately it enables individuals to flourish. Yet, to


date, the EU approach to regulating the caring relationship remains piecemeal


and lacks the underpinning of a cohesive strategy. Against this backdrop, this


book argues that the EU can and must take leadership in this area by setting


principles and standards in accordance with the values of the treaty, in particular


gender equality, human dignity, solidarity and well-being. The book


further makes a case for a stronger protection for carers, who should not only


be protected against discrimination, but should also be supported, valued and


put in a position to make choices and lead full lives. In order to achieve this,


a proactive approach to rebalancing the relationship between paid and unpaid


work is necessary. Ultimately, the book puts forward a series of legal and policy


recommendations for a holistic approach to care in the EU.

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