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Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)The first five years$
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Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424761

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.001.0001

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Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity

Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity

Chapter:
(p.95) Six Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity
Source:
Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)
Author(s):

Shirley Dex

Kelly Ward

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0006

This chapter considers diversity arising from the parent's varied employment hours and care combinations, which is called family economies for both couples and lone parents. It also deals with diversity linked to ethnicity and diversity linked to partnership status as these are important policy issues. It examines the detailed employment trajectories that MCS mothers followed over these five early years and their correlates with mothers' characteristics and use of childcare. It also documents mothers' working arrangements and the relationship of these to their work-life balance. It weighs all analyses that follow using a product of the original sampling weights and an allowance for attrition.

Keywords:   diversity, employment hours, family economies, couples, lone parents, ethnicity, partnership status, employment trajectories, MCS mothers, work-life balance

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