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The dual strategy: motherhood and the work contract in Scandinavia.

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Source
Eur J Popul. 1996 Sep;12(3):239-60
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1996
Author
A L Ellingsaeter
M. Ronsen
Source
Eur J Popul. 1996 Sep;12(3):239-60
Date
Sep-1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Demography
Developed Countries
Economics
Employment
Europe
Family Characteristics
Family Relations
Fertility
Mothers
Norway
Parents
Population
Population Dynamics
Scandinavia
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
"Mothers' employment in the Scandinavian countries is generally characterised by high employment rates. At the same time the fertility level is higher than in most European countries. Scandinavian women have to a large extent developed a dual strategy towards employment and children: Most women choose to have at least two children and they continue their employment after and between births. In this paper we discuss how this dual strategy can be explained, taking the case of Norway. We argue that the strategy of Norwegian mothers is based on arrangements in working life which enable employed mothers to pursue motherhood within the work contract." (SUMMARY IN FRE)
PubMed ID
12292340 View in PubMed
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