Unstable equilibrium: young adult women in family and career formation in Southern Europe

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González, María José. Unstable equilibrium: young adult women in family and career formation in Southern Europe. 2006
To cite or link this document: http://hdl.handle.net/10230/266
dc.contributor.author González, María José
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/266
dc.description.abstract The paper examines the relationship between family formation (i.e., living with a partner and having children) and women’s occupational career in southern Europe (i.e., Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain). The relationship is explored by analysing the impact that different family structures and male [nvolvement in caring activities have on women’s early occupational trajectories (i.e., remaining in the same occupational status, experiencing downward or upward mobility, or withdrawing from paid work). This research shows that male involvement in caring activities does not really push women ahead in their career, but the absolute lack of male support seems to negatively affect women’s permanence in paid work. These results apply to all southern European countries except Portugal, where the absolute absence of the partners’ support in caring activities does not seem to alter women’s determination to remain in paid work. The methodology applied consists of the estimation of multinomial logit regression models and the analysis is based on eight waves (1994-2001) of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 13
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dc.subject.other Treball i família
dc.subject.other Europa del Sud -- Política familiar
dc.subject.other Diferències entre sexes -- Aspectes socials
dc.title Unstable equilibrium: young adult women in family and career formation in Southern Europe
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z

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