Flexible Working Patterns and Equal Opportunities in the European Union

  title={Flexible Working Patterns and Equal Opportunities in the European Union},
  author={Diane Perrons},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={391 - 418}
  • D. Perrons
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
Within the European Union policy discourse, ̄exible employment represents a means of reducing unemployment, increasing economic and social cohesion, maintaining economic competitiveness and enhancing equal opportunities between women and men. These issues, together with economic integration, are key objectives of the European Commission. They are to be achieved, however, without undermining the overall growth strategy (European Commission, 1996a). The main purpose of this article is to consider… Expand

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