Household Employment and the Crisis in Europe

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Title
Household Employment and the Crisis in Europe
Journal
Work, Employment and Society
Author(s)
Sánchez-Mira Núria, O'Reilly Jacqueline
ISSN
0950-0170
1469-8722 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/11/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Number
3
Pages
422-443
Language
english
Abstract
The 2008 crisis had a significant impact on household employment in some European countries. An analysis of the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions generated a new cross-national typology of household employment structures and showed how these changed during the crisis and austerity period, capturing the experiences of high and low qualified households. Findings indicate that dual earning households are not always a consequence of gender equality but result from economic necessity or employment opportunities. The re-emergence of traditional male breadwinner households is often the result of female unemployment, especially for lower educated women. An increase in female single earners and workless households is evident in countries hit hardest by the employment crisis. The value of this cross-national typology, rooted in the interaction of educational effects and employment opportunities, is allowing comparison both within and between European countries, going beyond established typologies based on policy frameworks or gender cultures.
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