Drawing on 48 biographic narratives, I examine the decisions post-1989 Czech mothers made about when and how to combine caring for children with making a living. Following identification of mothers’ motivations to return to work and to provide full-time maternal care, the analysis reveals the negative impact of post-1989 family policy. The extension of the economic inactivity of mothers conceals a situation in which they increasingly more than before perform a series of short-term odd jobs.
Chapter in monograph
Decisions on Re-Entering the Labour Market after the Parental Leave
Hašková, Hana. 2011. „Decisions on Re-Entering the Labour Market after the Parental Leave.“ Pp. 159-167 in Valentina Cuzzocrea, Jennifer Laws (eds). Value of Work: Updates on old Issues. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN 978-1-84888-065-8.