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Project: A time to care and to be cared for: the wellbeing of childbearing women and the organization of maternity care in a cross-national perspective

01-OCT-08 – 30-SEP-11

Abstract
In the post-doc phase of this research two goals are pursued: 1) the impact of the tension between the organisation of formal and informal care and work, for the wellbeing of mothers and fathers will be addressed. 2) The cross-national comparison of Flanders and the Netherlands will be extended with other countries in the preparation for a new data collection. The sociological background for the study of these matters is multi-fold: medicalisation, gender and the welfare state and work-family conflict.