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Women’s aspects

The growing presence of women in the labor market and its affect on the lives of American families at the turn of the millennium

Author(s): Ibolya Czibere, Petra Baluja, Izolda Takács
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Debreceni Egyetem Politikatudományi és Szociológiai Intézet
Keywords: domain of women’s work; maternal abscence; child development

Summary/Abstract: Scientist have long noted that the changes in the domain of women’s work shapes the American families’ life. Based on analyses of 1970–2001 American Survey Data, the employment rates among women (both single and those whom living in relationship) in the 25–44 age group had increased 43 per cent up to 71 per cent. This result indicates that women’s work has shifted from houseworks and other non-market activities towards the paid labor. As a result, many families using paid services to take care of their child. The last century has seen an increase in maternal absence as well, and the main reason appears to be the diversification of family structures on first place. In this study we examine, with the overlooks of the important literature in the topic, (1) the trends and strategies of the labor and childbirth amongst both single mothers and those who are living in relationship and (2) the affects of maternal absence on the developement of their child.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-15
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian