Implementation of family friendly policy in Lithuania : problems and possibilities

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Jančaitytė, Raminta (2006)
  • Journal: Socialinis darbas, volume 2,006, issue 1, pages 30-37 (issn: 1648-4789)
  • Subject: Šeimai palanki politika | S3 | Lithuania ; Family friendly policy ; Worker friendly policy ; Work-life models | 01S - Teisė | Family friendly policy | Socialinės politikos fakultetas

Family friendly policy is workplace policies that assist employees in combining family and work responsibilities. Significant and dominant feature of the contemporary Lithuanian labour market is women's increasing participation while they still predominantly hold domestic role. The focus of reconciling work and family has traditionally been concentrated on women. The article deals with work-family models and a typology of workplace policies that show different approach to problems of reconciling work and family. Traditional views that family and workplace are separate spheres and family life should not intrude on the workplace are being eroded but the process is very slow. There is limited date available on the views of employers on flexible working arrangements, the benefits of such practices to employers or employees or the evaluation of existing schemes in meeting employer and employee needs. Tradicinis požiūris, kad darbas ir šeima nesuderinami ir šeimos rūpesčius reikia “palikti už darbovietės ribų", keičiasi labai lėtai. Nelankstus darbo laikas, reikalavimas dirbti viršvalandžius, per mažos pajamos, verčiančios dirbti keliose darbovietėse, sukelia darbo ir pareigų šeimai derinimo problemų, trukdo tėvams skirti pakankamai dėmesio vaikų priežiūrai ir auklėjimui. Atsiranda palankios darbo vietos poreikis, kad būtų lanksčiai reaguojama į darbuotojų problemas, susijusias su rūpinimusi šeima. straipsnyje analizuojami darbo ir šeimos sričių derinimo modeliai, darbuotojui palankios politikos tipai, kurie atskleidžia skirtingą požiūrį į darbo ir šeimos derinimo problemas. Remiantis šiais modeliais ir Lietuvoje atliktų tyrimų duomenimis, analizuojamos šeimai palankios politikos įgyvendinimo Lietuvoje problemos ir galimybės.
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