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Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Cristina Solera


Over the last fifty years women's employment has increased markedly throughout developed countries. Women of younger generations are much more likely than their mothers and grandmothers to enter the labour market and stay in it after they marry and have children. Are these changes due only to changes in women's investments and preferences, or also to the opportunities and constraints within which women form their choices? Have women with higher and lower educational and occupational profiles combined family responsibilities with paid work differently? And have their divisions changed? This boo ... More

Keywords: women, employment, developed countries, Italy, Great Britain, demographic theories, economic theories, sociological theories, marriage, children, inequalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349309
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Solera, author