In the last two decades, there have been major changes in the forms of private (partnership and family) life in the Czech Republic (CR). Several research projects focused on their patterns; we will add a life course perspective to perform their in-depth analysis. The aim is to explain the changes in partnership and family forms and identify problems and their causes in work-life balance in the contemporary CR in the view of life course. It will enable us to study private life and its combining with work life in terms of sequencing, timing, and meanings of life events in biographical, social, and historical times. Life course will be studied quantitatively (sequencing, timing) and qualitatively (meanings) with focus on the explanation of inter-generation differences and variations between socio-economically, demographically, culturally, regionally differentiated populations. The project will provide explanation of structurally and institutionally based diversification and of new norms on private life arrangements, combining of work and care, and of the resulting needs and risks.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 43, zobrazeno 31 - 40)
To what extent and in what ways does work influence fertility plans? The issue of job instability influences mainly men, the issue of combining work and care pertains mainly women. The chapter explains the low involvement in parenthood of men with low education, the highest childlessness among university educated women, and later entry into parenthood among couples in whichthe man’s education is lower.
The paper analyses changes in timing, patterns and motives of Czech pre-1989 and post-1989 mothers´ return to employment.
The paper explores the construction of work and care in various contexts of breadwinning in the Czech Republic. It looks into what importance mothers of small children attribute to work and care in various family arrangements from the perspective ofbreadwinning. The paper also asks what impact various family set-ups have on the possibility for women’s self-fulfilment andrelatedly gender equality in the family and beyond.
The paper focuses on gender inequalities in participation in the housework and child care in the CR. It looks into how these inequalities has been changing since the mid 90´s and inquires what factors are currently affecting the time that men and women spend with these activities. The chapter is based on survey "Life-course 2010" which was conducted at the turn of years 2010 and 2011 by Gender & Sociology dept. , Institute of Sociology AS CR, vvi.
The aim of this chapter is to show how students react to sexual harassment initiated by professors and what strategies they use to cope with the situation given that the issue of sexual harassment is marginalized and universities have no anti-harassmentpolicies in place. Students are forced to cope with harassment on their own. Strategies they adopt can be divided into tree types: participatory, passive tolerance and active resistance.
The author approaches the issue of intercultural dialog from the feminist perspective. First, drawing on critical feminist theorists she outlines the critique of mainstream Western feminist approaches and the ways, in which they partake on simplistic ideological perception of non-western cultures, mainly by looking past the connection between global inequalities generated by neoliberal globalization and gender inequalities.
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in Life Course Research
Dudová, Radka, Hana Hašková. 2014. „Prekérní práce pečujících žen v kontextu ekonomické krize.“ Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 15 (2): 19-32, http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/12130028.2014.15.2.128
The authors combine historical and sociological institutional analysis to show that despite the
political and socio-economic transformation in 1990s, the institutional development during and
before the communist era provides the best explanation for current childcare policies in Central
Europe. While most authors have concentrated on policy changes that have taken place in the region