A graphical chain model for reciprocal relationships between women's gender role attitudes and labour force participation


Berrington, Ann, Hu, Yongjian, Smith, Peter W. F. and Sturgis, Patrick (2008) A graphical chain model for reciprocal relationships between women's gender role attitudes and labour force participation. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 171, (1), 89-108. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2007.00510.x).

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Summary. We use a graphical chain model to investigate the reciprocal relationships between changes in women's labour force participation following entry into parenthood and changes in gender role attitude.

Results suggest that attitudes are not fixed and that revision of these attitudes in the light of recent life course events is an important process. The adaptation of attitudes to events appears to be stronger than the selection of individuals on the basis of attitudes. We show that it is not entry into parenthood as such, but the change in economic activity that is related to this event that is associated with attitude change.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0964-1998 (print)
1467-985X (electronic)
Keywords: adaptation, gender role attitudes, graphical chain model, selection, structural equation model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 64631
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:26
Projects:
Modelling Attitude Stability and Change Using Repeated Measures Data
Funded by: ESRC (H333250026)
1 October 2003 to 30 April 2006
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64631

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