Caring Responsibilities in European Law and Policy: Who Cares?

1st Edition

Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, Annick Masselot

March 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415529716 - CAT# Y136486


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This book explores the emerging engagement of EU law with care and carers.

The book argues that the regulation of care by the EU is crucial because

it enables the development of a broad range of policies. It contributes to the

sustainability of society and ultimately it enables individuals to flourish. Yet, to

date, the EU approach to regulating the caring relationship remains piecemeal

and lacks the underpinning of a cohesive strategy. Against this backdrop, this

book argues that the EU can and must take leadership in this area by setting

principles and standards in accordance with the values of the treaty, in particular

gender equality, human dignity, solidarity and well-being. The book

further makes a case for a stronger protection for carers, who should not only

be protected against discrimination, but should also be supported, valued and

put in a position to make choices and lead full lives. In order to achieve this,

a proactive approach to rebalancing the relationship between paid and unpaid

work is necessary. Ultimately, the book puts forward a series of legal and policy

recommendations for a holistic approach to care in the EU.


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