The Changing Impact of Conjugal Status and Motherhood on Employment Across Generations of Canadian Women

The Changing Impact of Conjugal Status and Motherhood on Employment Across Generations of Canadian Women

The Changing Impact of Conjugal Status and Motherhood on Employment Across Generations of Canadian Women

The Changing Impact of Conjugal Status and Motherhood on Employment Across Generations of Canadian Womens

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Pacaut, Philippe, Le Bourdais, Céline et Laplante, Benoît. 2011. «The Changing Impact of Conjugal Status and Motherhood on Employment Across Generations of Canadian Women ». Canadian Studies in Population, vol. 38, no 3-4, p. 105-132.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Cet article examine «[...] l’évolution des liens qui unissent la vie conjugale et la maternité aux comportements d’insertion, d’interruption et de réinsertion en emploi des générations de Canadiennes nées entre 1937 et 1976.» (p. 105)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Cet article s’appuie sur les données rétrospectives de l’Enquête sociale générale sur la famille de 2001 […].» (p. 105)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé



«Women’s work histories are closely interwoven with marriage and motherhood. The course of their professional trajectories is often seriously impeded by these demographic events, as shown by previous studies that have examined Canadian women’s family histories in relation to their movements of entry into—and exit from—the labour market.» (p. 106) «Our results show the decreasing importance of marriage to explain the rhythm of entry and return into the labour market among younger generations of women. However, marriage still appears to increase the rate of work interruption for those who had started working. The effect of motherhood on the key stages of women’s working lives was also found to vary across generations.» (p. 105)