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Women's Perceptions of Consequences of Career Interruption due to Childcare in Central and Eastern Europe

Marie Valentova and Nevena Zhelyazkova

No 2009-01, IRISS Working Paper Series from IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD

Abstract: The paper aims to examine the effect of the transition from a socialist regime to democracy and liberal economy on women’s perceptions of the consequences of breaks in labour market participation due to childcare on their further careers in seven post-socialist countries. More precisely, it investigates whether women in Central and Eastern Europe who gave birth to at least one child after 1987 were more likely to experience negative consequences for their further professional life as a result of career interruptions due to childcare than women who had their children during the socialist era. The analysis is conducted in two steps. In the first step, the effect of the political transition is examined in the Central European region as a whole, thus on the pooled data including all the seven countries. In the second step, the paper tests whether the effect of the transition varies significantly from country to country, and if yes, in which countries it had the biggest impact. In both steps, the effect of the transition is examined while controlling for selected individual characteristics that are mentioned in the literature as possible predictors of subjective evaluation of consequences of career breaks on women’s further professional development. In the paper we use data from the 2004 European Social Survey.

Keywords: female employment; labour market-inactivity; child care; subjective indicators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2009-01
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