Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

  • Trudie Knijn

Part of the Work and Welfare in Europe book series (RECOWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Social Risks and Policy Paradigms in the EU and Member States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Trudie Knijn
      Pages 3-16
    3. Trudie Knijn, Mark Smith
      Pages 39-74
  3. How to Get In? Cross-National Analyses of Policies for and Practices of Young Adults in EU Member States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sonja Drobnič, Trudie Knijn
      Pages 77-101
    3. Colette Fagan, Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrčela, Helen Norman
      Pages 130-154
    4. Ana M. Guillén, Emmanuele Pavolini
      Pages 155-179
    5. Janneke Plantenga, Chantal Remery, Judit Takács
      Pages 180-201
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 216-240

About this book


This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?


children employment European Union (EU) Familie Generation Institution labor market Nation Policy poverty work youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Trudie Knijn
    • 1
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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