This work examines the system of co-ordination of national social
security laws in the European Union from a gender perspective. The
central question that it raises concerns the level of social
security protection enjoyed by women moving throughout the Union in
cases of work interruption or marriage dissolution. Women's social
security protection has traditionally been based on two criteria,
namely economic activity and family/marriage. Work interruptions,
in particular for child-rearing, challenge the invocation of
economic activity as an effective basis for social security rights.
Changing social and family conditions, including the emergence of
atypical relationships and increasing divorce rates, challenge the
criterion of family/marriage. Efforts have been made within the
framework of the national systems of the Member States to address
these challenges, often unsuccessfully. So, how successful has the
European system of co-ordination, the aim of which is to provide a
sufficient level of protection to migrant workers and their
families, been in addressing these challenges? The book contains
comprehensive discussion of the phenomenon and legal institution of
social security, as well as a thorough analysis of the current
state of European Community law concerning co-ordination, with a
particular focus on gender. It identifies several problematic areas
where solutions must be worked out and action taken. The book fills
a gap in the legal literature on the social security field and will
appeal to those with an interest in social security, including
academics, policy-makers and practitioners.
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