The research project focuses on a description and analysis of relations between professional career and family life and their development in the Czech Republic after 1989. It combines a diachronic approach based on comparison of the employment patterns of cohorts having children after 1989 with older cohorts, and an analysis of factors contributing to the differentiation of strategies of work/family balance in 1990s. Specifically, it aims to analyse changes in timing of the transition to parenthood and in men’s and women’s employments patterns over the family course. The emphasis is given to analysis of their differentiation according gender, qualification, values and family forms. Project is based on a secondary analysis of existing data files. The findings will help explain changes in family behaviour in 1990 s and the impacts of economic and social changes on work and family arrangements.
Project publications (total 22, displaying 21 - 22)
Paper explores the character and impact of financial pro-family measures in a number of European countries. A micro-level analysis is applied to examine how much financial benefit is obtained by different types of families using a Model Family Method. The key questions addressed are: Do the Czech Republic and Slovakia still employ a similarly focussed and generous financial support for families with children?
Using the model family method and child benefit packages this text illustrates how family policies in seventeen European countries deal with New Social Risk through the financial support provided to families by governments.