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Ogg Jim, Sylvie Renaut
The influence of family and professional lifecourse histories on economic activity among older French workers
Ageing & Society, 2019
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
This paper examines associations between early and mid-lifecourse events with economic activity in later life. These lifecourse trajectories are in turn examined for their impact on the pathways of men and women to retirement, including whether these pathways are perceived by individuals as been chosen or imposed. Data are from the three waves (2005,2008 and 2011) of the French version of the Gender and Generations survey and comprise a sub-sample of 2,016 respondents in the birth cohort 1941–1960 who participated in all three waves. The analysis is undertaken within a gender perspective and in the context of the (de) standardization of the lifecourse. The results show that mid-life and later-life work history, job category, employment sector, and economic activity are influenced by early lifecourse events for both men and for women. Different pathways to retirement are observed according to institutional factors that determine access to pension rights. Women whose family formation occurred early, together with women who had an absence of family events (partnership or childlessness), were much more likely to be economically active in later life than men with the same characteristics. The results suggest that institutionalized (standardized) lifecourse patterns exist simultaneously with individualized (destandardized) patterns.

Reference


@article{Jim2019a,
  author = {Ogg Jim, Sylvie Renaut},
  title = {The influence of family and professional lifecourse histories on economic activity among older French workers},
  year = {2019},
  journal = {Ageing & Society},
  volume = {39},
  number = {10},
  pages = {2242-2266},
  url = {https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/2FD63EDD18602191D044FEB6F20F2280/S0144686X18001459a.pdf/div-class-title-the-influence-of-family-and-professional-lifecourse-histories-on-economic-activity-among-older-french-workers-div.pdf},
  timestamp = {13.09.2019},
  abstract = {This paper examines associations between early and mid-lifecourse events with economic activity in later life. These lifecourse trajectories are in turn examined for their impact on the pathways of men and women to retirement, including whether these pathways are perceived by individuals as been chosen or imposed. Data are from the three waves (2005,2008 and 2011) of the French version of the Gender and Generations survey and comprise a sub-sample of 2,016 respondents in the birth cohort 1941–1960 who participated in all three waves. The analysis is undertaken within a gender perspective and in the context of the (de) standardization of the lifecourse. The results show that mid-life and later-life work history, job category, employment sector, and economic activity are influenced by early lifecourse events for both men and for women. Different pathways to retirement are observed according to institutional factors that determine access to pension rights. Women whose family formation occurred early, together with women who had an absence of family events (partnership or childlessness), were much more likely to be economically active in later life than men with the same characteristics. The results suggest that institutionalized (standardized) lifecourse patterns exist simultaneously with individualized (destandardized) patterns.}
}
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