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How Do Children Matter? A Comparison of Gender Earnings Inequality for Young Adults in the Former East Germany and the Former West Germany

Citation

Trappe, Heike & Rosenfeld, Rachel A. (2001). How Do Children Matter? A Comparison of Gender Earnings Inequality for Young Adults in the Former East Germany and the Former West Germany. In Lippe, Tanja van der & Dijk, Liset van (Eds.), Women's Employment in a Comparative Perspective (pp. 109-50). New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Abstract

These comparative studies by internationally-known scholars in the United States, Hungary, Germany, and the Netherlands provide a cross-national examination of substantially differing circumstances--in hours, earnings, job level, childcare availability, parental leave, and the like--of women's employment. The book's dual focus on micro and macro approaches clarifies the extent to which these variances can be ascribed to differences in the institutional context of employment or to the individual characteristics of female employees. It thereby provides a valuable contribution both to gender studies and to studies on the sociology of work.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Women's Employment in a Comparative Perspective

Series Title

Sociology and Economics: Controversy and Integration

Author(s)

Trappe, Heike
Rosenfeld, Rachel A.

Editor(s)

Lippe, Tanja van der
Dijk, Liset van

Year Published

2001

Pages

109-50

Publisher

Aldine de Gruyter

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

1173