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Gender Inequalities in the Paid and Unpaid Work in Bulgaria (Джендър неравенства в платения и неплатения труд в България)

Капка Стоянова (Kapka Stoyanova) and Alla Kirova ()
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Капка Стоянова (Kapka Stoyanova): Economic Research Institute at BAS, Bulgaria

in ERI-BAS Books from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute

Abstract: The book “Gender inequalities in the paid and unpaid work in Bulgaria” (in Bulgarian) presents the results of a monographic study, done within the framework of the scientific and research programme of the Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The monograph is devoted to the topical in national and European context issues concerning the identification of the inequalities between men and women, respectively of the extent of equal treatment under their participation in the paid and unpaid work: gender distribution of the paid and unpaid work in the modern Bulgarian family; inequalities between men and women in the sphere of the paid work; identification of the gender differences in the pay for work (gender pay gap); gender divisions by types of unpaid activities in the family and ways for their reduction. Based on the evaluation of the respective working and social practice in Europe and in Bulgaria concrete recommendations for possible decisions and measures for achievement the balance between work and family life are suggested in the following defined problem areas: practical applying of the different forms of flexible male and female employment; stimulating of the fathers’ participation in assistance of mothers after birth and raising the children; implementation of schemes for flexible use of different kinds of parental leave; giving legal rights for use of long-time family leave like “career breaks leave”; improvement of the currently functioning infrastructure for services and institutions for child care; development of a system for deinstitutionalized care for old people. The book is addressed to competent state and regional authorities, specialized institutions on the gender equality matter, trade unions, NGOs, researchers, lecturers and students.

Date: 2008
ISBN: ISBN 978-954-322-213-1
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