Activity, motherhood and fatherhood in the European Community

M. Solsona, R. Trevino

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    This article centres on the topic of the gender division of the labour market, dealing with aspect such as activity sectors, unemployment and part-time employment. This perspective facilitates the analysis of the consequences of the predominating concept of motherhood and fatherhood in the different roles which women and men play in the labour market in European Community countries. In the southern countries, generational changes of attitude towards paid employment and the family seem totally irreversible. Nevertheless the disparities between men and women's employment and unemployment rates are a clear demonstration of the importance of the gender factor in the labour market. In the northern countries, there are high feminine indices for part-time work and a concentration of these workers in the middle years of motherhood and fatherhood. These statistics reveal the segmentation of employment as a result of the length of the working day, adjudicating the role of principal earner outside the home to men, while women are situated on the employment periphery. -from English summary
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-207
    JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


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