publication . Article . 2018

Women’s Job Quality Across Family Life Stages: An Analysis of Female Employees Across 27 European Countries

Agnieszka Piasna; Anke C. Plagnol;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Social Indicators Research, volume 139, pages 1,065-1,084 (issn: 0303-8300, eissn: 1573-0921, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
There is little empirical evidence on how working conditions affect women’s employment and fertility choices, despite a number of studies on the impact of individual-level and institutional factors. The article addresses this gap by examining how family life stages are related to particular aspects of job quality among employed women in 27 European countries. The central argument of the analysis is that high-quality jobs are conducive to both transitions to motherhood and employment after childbirth as women select into these roles. Accordingly, mothers of young children, if employed, are expected to have relatively better quality jobs. Four dimensions of job qu...
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free text keywords: HD, HM, HQ, Instrumental and intrinsic value, Family life, Psychology, International comparisons, Labour economics, Fertility, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Working time, Empirical evidence, Job attitude, Job security
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