‘This is a highly original study, which asks about women’s experience of gender equality policy in Malta. Legislation about equal rights for women in Malta was passed in the 1960s and now the European Union brings new dimensions, extending the reach of gender equality policy. How real is gender equality in paid work and care work, time and voice? How much remains of the traditional male breadwinner model, in which women and men have been far from equal? Rich interviews with Maltese women’s give us unprecedented insight into women’s experience of Maltese culture and social policy’ Gillian Pascall, Professor of Social Policy, University of Nottingham.
‘This book provides a penetrating analysis of the tension between EU aspiration (and requirements) for gender equality, and the material and cultural barriers to their realisation in modern Malta. Based on original data collected from sample of graduate women who are experiencing this tension in their work and family lives, Dr Camilleri-Cassar presents a fine example of the relevance of the European project for Malta.’ Nick Manning, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingam
‘This book offers a vivid and moving picture of the disadvantages suffered by young Mlatese graduate women in paid work and in domestic caring. It lays down challenges to Maltese men, about how their attitudes and behaviour at work and in the home perpetuate the problem. It should also encourage the government to ask how and why legislation, supposedly designed to promote gender equality in Malta, has achieved so little.’ Paul Wilding, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Manchester.