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Women's work histories in Italy: education as investment in reconciliation and legitimacy?

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dc.contributor.author Solera, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Bettio, Francesca
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 2007-05-29T17:45:31Z
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/2072/4101
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/263
dc.description.abstract Within pre-enlargement Europe, Italy records one of the widest employment rate gaps between highly and poorly educated women, as well one of the largest differences in the share, among working women, of public sector employment. Building on these stylized facts and using the Longitudinal Survey of Italian Households (ILFI), we investigate the working trajectories of three cohorts of Italian women born between 1935 and 1964 and observed from their first job until they are in their forties. We use mainly, but not exclusively, event history analysis in order to identify the main factors that influence entry into and exit from paid work over the life course. Our results suggest that in the Italian context, where employment protection policies have also been used as surrogate measures to favour reconciliation between family and work, and where traditional gender norms still persist, education is so important for women's employment decisions because it represents an investment in 'reconciliation' and 'work legitimacy' over and above investment in human capital.
dc.format 31 p.
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dc.format application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 17
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subject.other Dones -- Treball -- Itàlia
dc.subject.other Dones -- Educació -- Itàlia
dc.title Women's work histories in Italy: education as investment in reconciliation and legitimacy?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z

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