A Life Course Perspective on Women’s Reconciliation of Family and Employment

  • The dissertation addresses women’s reconciliation behavior from an, in many ways, more consequentially pursued life course perspective (Mayer 2001) than has been done before. In three self-contained research articles, it goes beyond researching singular transitions, unidirectional mechanisms, short- and medium-term observation periods, and processes that have been assumed to be universal across the life course. Specifically, it elaborates on (a) how the nature and effect of reconciliation behaviors varies by their embedment in the female life course, (b) how reconciliation behaviors are highly interrelated complexes of family and employment decisions and transitions, and (c) how intrinsic (e.g., education) and extrinsic (e.g., policies) conditions influence the nature and effect of women’s reconciliation behavior. Along these lines, it applies both macro- and micro-level approaches and thus offers methodologically innovative strategies and valuable additions to understanding women’s reconciliation of family and employment.

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Institutes:Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Soziologie I
Zentrale Einrichtungen und Institute / Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)
Author:Uta Brehm
Advisor:Sandra Buchholz, Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler, Daniela Grunow
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Place of publication:Bamberg
Year of publication:2017
Pages / Size:v, 158 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Remarks:Kumulative Dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2017
SWD-Keyword:Frau ; Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf ; Biografieforschung
Keywords:age-specific fertility rate; family policy; occupational prestige; reconciliation of family and employment; sequence analysis
DDC-Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
RVK-Classification:MS 3080
Document Type:Dissertation
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2017/03/15
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht