publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Dynamics of Women's Employment Patterns over the Family Life Course: A Comparison of the United States and Germany

Hans-Peter Blossfeld; Sonja Drobnič; Götz Rohwer;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1999 Journal: Journal of Marriage and the Family, volume 61, page 133 (issn: 0022-2445, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JSTOR
We use event history analysis to study the effects of family-related factors on the employment behavior of U.S. and (West) German women in a dynamic life course perspective. Data from the National Survey of Families and Households and the German Socioeconomic Panel are analyzed to examine the differential determinants of entry into and exit from full-time and part-time employment during the family life course and the differences in these processes between the two countries. Marriage and childbearing continue to influence exit from and entry into paid work in both countries. Family structure plays a stronger role in women's working lives in Germany than in the U....
free text keywords: Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Anthropology, Socioeconomic status, Developed country, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Life course approach, Economic growth, Sociology, Family structure, Family life, German, language.human_language, language, Demographic economics, Demographic analysis
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