Welche familienpolitischen Maßnahmen fördern die Arbeitsmarktpartizipation von Müttern?

English title: What family policy measures promote labor market participation of mothers?

Author(s): Ina Berninger -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2009


This article investigates the effects of family policies (child care, parental leave, financial transfers) on labour market participation of mothers in 21 European countries. In contrast to previous studies, the correlation of child care provision with national culture and the cultural influence on maternal employment decisions are also estimated. The microeconomic theory of labour supply provides the theoretical framework of the analysis. With the use of hierarchical logistic regression models the hypotheses are tested on the data of the European Social Survey (2004/2005) and contextual variables of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. As a central result the level of child care provision for children below the age of three is found to be the single variable with regards to increasing labour market participation, particularly for mothers of young children. This political measure is strongly correlated to national culture.

Volume: 61

Issue: 3

From page no: 355

To page no: 385

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1007/S11577-009-0070-9

Journal: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

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