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Gibt es eine zunehmende bildungsspezifische Polarisierung der Erwerbsmuster von Frauen? Analysen auf Basis der Mikrozensen 1976-2004


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  • Michaela Kreyenfeld

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Dirk Konietzka

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Esther Geisler

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Sebastian Böhm

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

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    This paper examines the development of female and maternal labor market participation in western Germany. We discuss major forces that contribute to educational differences in female employment behavior. The empirical investigation draws on data from the scientific-use-files of the micro-censuses from the years 1976 to 2004. While part-time and marginal employment rates of mothers have increased in recent years, their full-time employment rates have decreased. Particularly, the least educated mothers show dramatic reductions in their working hours over time. Full-time employment is most common among highly educated mothers and the “dual breadwinner model” is most common among highly educated couples. This finding has major consequences for the concentration of economic resources and inequality between households and families

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its series MPIDR Working Papers with number WP-2007-013.

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    Length: 63 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-2007-013

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    Keywords: Germany (Alte Bundesländer); breadwinners; education; family forms; female employment; microcensuses;

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    1. Klenner, Christina & Pfahl, Svenja, 2008. "Jenseits von Zeitnot und Karriereverzicht: Wege aus dem Arbeitszeitdilemma," WSI Discussion Papers, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 158, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.


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