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Female Employment and Family Formation in National Institutional Contexts (FENICs), Final Report

Project ID: HPSE-CT-1999-00036


The project had the following objectives:
- to examine the institutional context surrounding the processes of family formation, female employment patterns, opportunities at work and access to welfare across EU member states;
- to analyse the impact of historically patterned institutional structures on women�s decisions in the areas of education, work and the family;
- to identify cross-national differences and similarities in demographic trends, focusing on non-traditional forms of living arrangements and transitions to social independence;
- to quantify the impact of change in the early stages of family formation on female transitions to work as a means of tracking converging or differentiating processes in European societies over the past 20 years.
From a methodological perspective, the project included:
- secondary analysis of European databases, including the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), Fertility and Family Survey (FFS) and the EU Labour Force Survey, to develop an explicit comparative research design;
- establishment of a detailed database cross-classifying information on demographic, family and education with employment characteristics;
- estimation of multivariate models relating variables such as time, cohort, age, education, age at first birth and number of children with the household and/or work situation

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Record Number: 7303 / Last updated on: 2006-04-11
Category: PROJ