The chapter is focused on the development of the position of women in the labour market and on the development of the conditions for work-life balance in the workplace historically from the 1950s to the present. We argue that the high employment of women does not automatically imply women’s emancipation and fulfilment of their rights as citizens in a society based on a gender contract with the gendered arrangements of work and care as conflicting spheres. This chapter is based on the study of historical statistics, law, and available survey data.
Chapter in monograph
Křížková, Alena, Marta Vohlídalová
The Labour Market and Work-Life Balance in the Czech Republic in Historical Perspective
Křížková, Alena, Marta Vohlídalová. 2009. „The Labour Market and Work-Life Balance in the Czech Republic in Historical Perspective.“ Pp. 35-76 in Hašková, Hana, Zuzana Uhde (eds.). Women and Social Citizenship in Czech Society: Continuity and Change. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 245 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-150-7.
Part of publication:
Hašková, Hana, Zuzana Uhde (eds.)
The Context of Changes in the Labour Market and Forms of Private, Family and Partner Life in Czech Society