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The timing of motherhood, mothers’ employment and child outcomes

The timing of motherhood, mothers’ employment and child outcomes

Hansen, Kirstine, Hawkes, Denise and Joshi, Heather (2009) The timing of motherhood, mothers’ employment and child outcomes. In: Kneale, Dylan, Coast, Ernestina and Stillwell, John, (eds.) Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility. Understanding Population Trends and Processes, 1 . Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 59-80. ISBN 9781402096815 (Print) 9781402096822 (Online) (doi:

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The last decades of the twentieth century have witnessed, as part of the second demographic transition affecting most industrial countries (Van de Kaa, 1987), two features of particular interest here – a delay in entry to motherhood and an increased chance of women being employed even after they have children. In Britain, these trends have not been experienced uniformly across the social spectrum. The research reported in this chapter attempts to establish links between these two phenomena, to quantify the extent of social differentials (in the timing of first motherhood and maternal employment) and to investigate their impact on the development of children

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic demography, employment, children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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