Publication


Gauthier, A.H.
Cross-national differences in the labour force attachment of mothers in Western and Eastern Europe
NeuJobs, 2012,
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Despite the recent increase in female labour force participation across the European Union, major obstacles still persist. Using data from 10 countries from the Generation and Gender Survey, this paper examines cross-national differences in the labour force attachment of two subgroups of mothers: the stay-at-home mothers (homemakers) and those on maternity or parental leave. The results show the determining influence of individual-level characteristics on mothers‘ intention to return to the labour market after a short or longer period of absence, including mothers‘ level of education and values regarding gender roles. At the country level, the results suggest the importance of normative, economic, and institutional factors in framing mothers’ labour force decisions.

Reference


@techreport{Gauthier2012,
  author = {Gauthier, A.H.},
  title = {Cross-national differences in the labour force attachment of mothers in Western and Eastern Europe},
  year = {2012},
  institution = {NeuJobs},
  number = {5.4},
  month = {Aug},
  url = {http://www.neujobs.eu/sites/default/files/publication/2012/09/Neujobs_Working_Paper_Del_5_4_final_version_revised.pdf.pdf},
  timestamp = {03.01.2013},
  owner = {Saase},
  abstract = {Despite the recent increase in female labour force participation across the European Union, major obstacles still persist. Using data from 10 countries from the Generation and Gender Survey, this paper examines cross-national differences in the labour force attachment of two subgroups of mothers: the stay-at-home mothers (homemakers) and those on maternity or parental leave. The results show the determining influence of individual-level characteristics on mothers‘ intention to return to the labour market after a short or longer period of absence, including mothers‘ level of education and values regarding gender roles. At the country level, the results suggest the importance of normative, economic, and institutional factors in framing mothers’ labour force decisions.}
}

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