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Marie-Thérèse Letablier and Anne Salles
Labour market uncertainties for the young workforce in France and Germany : Implications for family formation and fertility
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, 2013,
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This contribution to the Gusto research project for the European 7th framework programme (Work Package 3: individual pathways to Flexibility and Sustainability) examines how employment uncertainty during the transition into the labour force differently impacts family formation in Germany and France. Based on a qualitative survey with young men and women in age of being parents, the paper explores how the individuals manage with uncertainty and economic insecurity to finalize their reproduction projects. The paper therefore contributes to an understanding of the contrasted fertility patterns in the two countries. It highlights variations in the perception of insecurity related in particular to differences in gender conventions and their related incidence on family patterns in the two countries. The paper also highlights the contrasted impact of trust in family policies, especially in their ability to secure individuals transitions.

Reference


@techreport{Letablier2013a,
  author = {Marie-Thérèse Letablier and Anne Salles},
  title = {Labour market uncertainties for the young workforce in France and Germany : Implications for family formation and fertility},
  year = {2013},
  institution = {Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne},
  number = {13004},
  month = {Jan},
  url = {http://ideas.repec.org/p/mse/cesdoc/13004.html},
  timestamp = {25.04.2014},
  abstract = {This contribution to the Gusto research project for the European 7th framework programme (Work Package 3: individual pathways to Flexibility and Sustainability) examines how employment uncertainty during the transition into the labour force differently impacts family formation in Germany and France. Based on a qualitative survey with young men and women in age of being parents, the paper explores how the individuals manage with uncertainty and economic insecurity to finalize their reproduction projects. The paper therefore contributes to an understanding of the contrasted fertility patterns in the two countries. It highlights variations in the perception of insecurity related in particular to differences in gender conventions and their related incidence on family patterns in the two countries. The paper also highlights the contrasted impact of trust in family policies, especially in their ability to secure individuals transitions.
}
}

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