Motherhood after the age of 35 in Poland
AbstractPostponing motherhood is a widespread phenomenon across developed countries however only few studies look into late motherhood in post-socialist countries, especially on a micro-scale. In this study, I look at the context of the first childbirth in Poland in the midst of the political transformation of 1989. Employing sequence analysis I reconstructed life trajectories of women who experienced the transition to adulthood during the late 1980's and the early 1990's and have just recently completed their fertility histories. Individual data from the 2011 GGS-PL and the 2011 FAMWELL Survey were used. Comparing paths of their lives, I searched for differences in terms of educational, professional and conjugal careers between women who gave birth before the age of 30 and after the age of 35. The results show how various life careers crisscross over the life course leading women to late motherhood.
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late motherhood; fertility postponement; sequence analysis; life course; Poland;
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- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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