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dc.contributor.authorHancioglu, Mineen_US
dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Bastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-18T12:32:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-18T12:32:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59015-
dc.description.abstractTo explore single mothers' labor market participation we analyze specific circumstances and dynamics in their life courses. We focus on the question which individual and institutional factors determine both professional advancement and professional descent. Due to dynamics in women's life course identifying and analyzing restrictions and interruptions of employment requires a longitudinal research design. The German Socio-Economic Panel (1984-2009) provides all necessary information identifying episodes of single motherhood and employment during life courses. Since family statuses of single mothers are partially endogenous and can end in multiple ways, we use semi-parametric survival models. Competing risks estimations offer a detailed view by analyzing single mothers' transition from not being employed to full-time or part-time work and vice versa simultaneously. Estimates show that occupational careers of single mothers are influenced by both individual factors and institutional circumstances. Whereas specific problems occur shortly after becoming a single mother, these problems seem to be dealt with over time. Enhancing labor market participation or maintaining full-time employment as a single mother can be achieved when certain challenges are met such as appointed and reliable working hours. Single mothers that do not have to rely on public childcare arrangements, but are capable of finding individual solutions are more likely to balance work and family life. Among institutional determinants welfare benefits have a negative effect on the market labor participation of women in low-paid jobs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on multidisciplinary panel data research 446en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordevent history analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordCox-regressionen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwAlleinerziehendeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWhat makes single mothers expand or reduce employment?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717194019en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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