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The work-family rules of Sweden and France are frequently held up as types for different international locations to stick to, but political buildings and assets can current hindrances to basic switch that has to be taken under consideration. Patricia Boling argues that we have to imagine realistically approximately the best way to create political and coverage swap during this important zone. She evaluates coverage ways within the US, France, Germany and Japan, interpreting their coverage histories, strength assets, and political associations to give an explanation for their techniques, and to suggest real looking trajectories towards switch. Arguing that a lot of the tale lies within the means that task markets are based, Boling indicates that once girls have average possibilities of resuming their careers after giving beginning, they're likely to have young children than in international locations the place even short breaks positioned an finish to a occupation, or the place motherhood restricts them to part-time paintings.

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