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Care-Arrangements and Parental Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany

Gundula Zoch, Ann-Christin Bächmann and Basha Vicari ()
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Gundula Zoch: Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe
Ann-Christin Bächmann: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany ; Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe
Basha Vicari: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany

No 202035, IAB-Discussion Paper from Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

Abstract: "This study examines the short-term consequences for care-arrangements and resulting changes in well-being among parents, who were affected by the closure of schools and institutional child-care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. By applying multinomial logistic regression models to novel panel data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS-Corona_CAWI_C2), the study finds that mothers play a key role in the ad-hoc care-arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic confirming the traditional division of family work in German couples. Moreover, the results illustrate the importance of working conditions, especially the possibility of remote work, in the bargaining processes of parents. However, contrary to our assumptions, parents’ well-being was not influenced by the chosen care-arrangement during the first months of the crisis." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Keywords: Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Pandemie; beruflicher Status; Eltern; erwerbstätige Frauen; erwerbstätige Männer; geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren; Hausarbeit; Kinder; Kinderbetreuung; Mütter; Nationales Bildungspanel; Arbeitsbedingungen; soziale Ungleichheit; Väter; Arbeitsteilung; 2010-2020 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages
Date: 2020-11-17
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Published in/as: European Societies, (2020), online first, 1-14, doi:10.1080/14616696.2020.1832700

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