De continuïteit van de arbeidsloopbaan van vrouwen na het eerste kind. De effecten van kenmerken van de werkloopbaan


  • Taris,Toon W.
  • Heesink,José A. M.
  • Feij,Jan A.


SOCIAL aspects


The analysis focuses on the extent to which characteristics of the employment career (such as labour market experience, and level of the current job) affect women's decision to leave the labour market after the birth of the first child. It is hypothesized that childbirth increases the likelihood of Leaving the labour market. However, this effect is expected to be stronger for women who hold traditional attitudes with regard to emancipation, and for women who have high-level jobs and permanent positions. These hypotheses are tested by means of semi-parametric survival analysis, using a longitudinal sample of 320 employed women who were childless at the first time of measurement and between the ages of 18 and 30. The results partially support the hypotheses. It is concluded that work characteristics (i.e., level of the job) and sex-role traditionalism are of importance in determining whether having a child has consequences for labour force participation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Biografieën auteurs

Taris,Toon W.

Heesink,José A. M.

Feij,Jan A.