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Matysiak Anna (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), Vignoli Daniele (University of Florence, Italy)
Different women's employment and fertility behaviours in similar institutional settings: Evidence from Italy and Poland
ISiD Working Papers, 2011, nr 15, s. 39, wykr., tab., bibliogr. 57 poz.
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Warunki życia ludności, Zatrudnienie kobiet, Dzietność kobiet, Instytucje rynku pracy, Oddziaływanie instytucji pozaekonomicznych na gospodarkę
People's living conditions, Women employment, Women's fertility, Labour market institutions, The impact of non-economic institutions on the economy
Włochy, Polska
Italy, Poland
In this paper we compare Italy and Poland, two countries where the country-specific obstacles to work and family reconciliation are similarly strong, but which differ in terms of the history of women's labour force participation and of household living standards. We adopt a life course perspective, and trace women's employment choices around the first and the second birth. On the one hand, our findings suggest the presence of a strong conflict between women's paid work and childbearing in both countries. On the other, our results show that women's employment clearly inhibits childbearing in Italy, while in Poland women tend to combine the two activities. Overall, we find that countries characterised by similarly strong institutionally or culturally driven tensions between work and family may differ in how women's fertility and employment behaviours are interrelated. (original abstract)
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