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Methodology

  1. International literature review and secondary data analysis (SHARE/ELSA and EUROFAMCARE) to identify gaps in existing knowledge about successful measures to enable family carers to combine paid work and care
  2. Analysis of the reconciliation problematic at enterprise level: A review of literature and examples of best practice (case studies), as well as expert interviews with representatives of works committees, trade unions and employers associations will be conducted in the UK, Italy and Poland. Finally, an assessment of the resulting costs at enterprise level will be carried out through expert's reports.
  3. Qualitative interviews with family carers: Based on the outcomes of the secondary data analysis, 60 interviews with employed family carers will be carried out in each of the four participating countries regarding individual reconciliation strategies. Country reports will be produced on this basis, followed by a cross-national comparative analysis and report.
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