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dc.contributor.authorBauernschuster, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRainer, Helmuten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:26:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:26:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30704-
dc.description.abstractWhat is the role of politics in shaping attitudes about appropriate roles for women in the family and the compatibility of work and motherhood? In this paper we argue that the German separation and later reunification produced a natural experiment to address this question. During the divided years, East German institutions encouraged high levels of full-time employment for women, including mothers. The West German system by contrast deterred women in general, and mothers in particular, from full-time employment. After reunification, family-related policies largely converged in the two Germanies. Against this background, we empirically investigate gender-role attitudes in reunified Germany. Our results show that East Germans are significantly more likely to hold egalitarian or nontraditional sex-role attitudes than West Germans. Despite a scenario of partial policy convergence, we also find evidence that the gap between East and West German gender role attitudes more than doubled in the years after reunification. We suggest that one explanation for this divergence could be found in the notion of social identity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2957en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical regimesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender role attitudesen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Werteen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleFrom politics to the family: How sex-role attitudes keep on diverging in reunified Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620439882en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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