Women, Work and Care: Women's Dual Role and Double Burden in Ec Sex Equality Law

  title={Women, Work and Care: Women's Dual Role and Double Burden in Ec Sex Equality Law},
  author={Tamara Hervey and Jo Shaw},
  journal={Journal of European Social Policy},
  pages={43 - 63}
  • T. Hervey, J. Shaw
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Sociology
  • Journal of European Social Policy
This article reviews EC sex equality law, es pecially recent case law of the European Court of Justice, using a frame of analysis based on the double burden of women's dual role in 'work' and 'care', and the difficulty of encap sulating that double burden into conventional 'formal' equality analyses. An argument for a model of 'substantive' equality is developed, drawing on American and Canadian feminist scholarship, and this is set against the Court of justice case law under review. In general… 
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