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The new labour market model that evolved in the Czech Republic after 1989 and the family strategies
of women and men are two spheres that interact and overlap at various levels of society and in the
individual strategies of those involved. The changes to the circumstances surrounding labour market
participation that resulted from the economic, political and cultural changes in Czech society and
the effects of a global labour market have created a dynamic foundation, which has altered the entire
atmosphere of society and the developmental trends within it and on which individuals, families,
employers, and companies must base their life strategies. This study analyses the provisions and
conditions currently available to the actors – individuals, households, and companies – in the form
of social policy measures, financial options or benefits, and the time granted individuals to reconcile
work and family life or for employers to facilitate a work/life balance for their employees. Using sociological
and statistical data, an analysis is also made of the strategies employed to make use of these
conditions and resources with a view to the gender structure of society – family relationships and the
functioning of gender relations in the labour market. The issue of work/life balance is studied especially
from the perspective of the legislative changes that have occurred in the sphere of family and
employment policies, changes in employment and gender relations in the labour market and in the
family, and the demographic trends in Czech society, which have been the subject of long-term study
in the Gender & Sociology Department at the Institute of Sociology AS CR.

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