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The role of intergenerational transfers in gendered labour patterns

 

Auteur: Anne van Putten

Engels - Paperback

192 pagina's  |  Aksant  |  augustus 2011

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This study is framed against the backdrop of a persistent gendered labour pattern in the Netherlands. Given that the majority of Dutch women work less than three days per week whereas most Dutch men work full-time, the gender gap in work-hours in the Netherlands is larger than anywhere else in the developed world. Its flipside is that Dutch men carry out far less housework and kin-care than Dutch women. This gendered pattern in paid and unpaid labour leads to substantial gender inequalities in terms of income, and institutional, political, and corporate representation. The present study explores intergenerational transfers as an explanation for gendered labour patterns, thus expanding the conventional focus on individual, couple, and household characteristics. We address three kinds of intergenerational transfers: behavioural role modelling, resource transfers, and upward and downward transfers of instrumental support. Based on data of the nationally representative Netherlands Kinship Panel Study, the empirical findings of this study suggest that certain intergenerational transfers indeed contribute to explaining womenís and menís labour patterns. This study closes off with a discussion of its research contributions, policy implications, and suggestions for future research.

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Auteur(s)Anne van Putten
Soort boek Paperback, 192 pagina's
Uitgever Aksant , Verschijningsjaar: 2011
ISBN-13 9789069845890
ISBN-10 906984589X
Taal Engels

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Categorieën Geschiedenis & politiek  >  Maatschappij
Studieboeken  >  Maatschappij & Sociologie
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