By Gabriele Griffin

ISBN-10: 1842775006

ISBN-13: 9781842775004

ISBN-10: 1842775014

ISBN-13: 9781842775011

With the growth of the european in 2004, the loose move of employees around the Continent will extra have an effect on the employment possibilities of ladies. This sociological examine explores the advanced inter-relationship among women's employment, equivalent possibilities and Women's experiences education. This quantity offers precise information regarding, and insightful research of, the altering styles of women's employment in Europe; equivalent possibilities in a cross-European point of view; academic migration; gender, race, ethnicity and nationality; and the asymmetric occurrence and impression of Women's reports at the life and daily practices of these ladies who've skilled it.

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These gender-specific education choices obviously influence the places men and women occupy in the labour market after their studies (see below). However, the so-called ‘adjustment rate’ between the disciplinary field of study and the sector of the labour market varies considerably between countries and between disciplines: The frequency of discrepancies changes from one field of studies to the next. Young people who have followed a vocational degree course in the Humanities, agriculture or the ‘hard’ sciences are more likely to be employed outside their disciplinary field.

The proportion of couples in which both partners work is less high among households with children than among those without children in six member states. The most substantial differences are recorded in Ireland (-10%), Germany (-10%) and the United Kingdom (-9%). The differences in employment situations between member states actually seems more pronounced than the differences observed between households with or without children. (Eurostat 2002d) At European Union level, the average rate of employment among 20 to 49 year old women living alone with a child under the age of 16 did not greatly differ from that of women living alone without children.

Le Feuvre and Andriocci| 1 ‘dual-breadwinners’, for themselves and for their children. In this model, the ‘reconciliation of work and the family’ is facilitated by the collective organization of household services, in particular as regards childcare. In countries that adopt this gender cultural model, ‘The State is regarded as more competent for fulfilling this task than private households are’ (PfauEffinger 1999: 63). Despite public policies aimed at increasing men’s investment in the family sphere (generously funded parental leave measures, for example), it nevertheless remains the case that women tend to use the policy measures directed at ‘reconciliation’ to a greater extent than their male counterparts.

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