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ISCH COST Action A34
Gender and Well-Being: Interactions between Work, Family and Public Policies

The main objective of this Action is to provide new insights into fundamental questions regarding the sustainability of living conditions in the EU and into its systems of provision and distribution of the necessary resources. In doing so, it aims to contribute to the ongoing debate about the need for welfare reform in Europe today. The Action will discuss relevant methodologies and concepts, compare practices of living and the perceptions of the quality of life, and assess social indicators and measures of the contribution to well-being by women in the family, the market and the state.

Working Groups:

* 1 Well-being as a gendered concept: the development of concepts in different disciplines, and the use of historical indicators

* 2 The transmission of well-being: marriage strategies and inheritance systems in Europe from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries

* 3 Production and distribution of well-being to the family: strategies of remunerated and non-remunerated labour, and consumption patterns

* 4 The role of institutions

* 5 The role of social movements

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Cristina BORDERIAS (ES)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Antoinette FAUVE-CHAMOUX (FR)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Final Report

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