reconciliation of work, family and private life


An objective pertaining to gender equality that requires the introduction of family and parental leave schemes, child and elderly care arrangements, and the development of a working environment which facilitates the combination of work, family and private life for women and men. Reconciliation of family/private life with work is viewed as a natural corollary to gender equality and a means for achieving gender equality not only in law but also in everyday life.

See also: work–family balance; work–life balance

Propose an update


(1) European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men; (2) European Commission (2014). EU Gender Equality Law: Update 2013. European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality