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Differences in labour force participation by motherhood status among second-generation Turkish and majority women across Europe

Differences in labour force participation by motherhood status among second-generation Turkish and majority women across Europe
Differences in labour force participation by motherhood status among second-generation Turkish and majority women across Europe
Second-generation Turkish immigrants make up an increasingly important segment of European labour markets. These young adults are entering the prime working ages and forming families. However, we have only a limited understanding of the relationship between labour force participation and parenthood among second-generation Turkish women. Using unique data from the Integration of the European Second Generation survey (2007/08), we compared the labour force participation of second-generation Turkish women with their majority-group counterparts by motherhood status in four countries. We found evidence that motherhood gaps, with respect to labour force participation, were similar for majority and second-generation Turkish women in Germany and in Sweden; however, there may be larger gaps for second-generation mothers than for majority women in the Netherlands and France. Cross-national findings were consistent with the view that national normative and social policy contexts are relevant for the labour force participation of all women, regardless of migrant background.
labour force participation, motherhood, childbearing, second generation, children of immigrants, Turkish, Europe
0032-4728
Holland, Jennifer A.
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de Valk, Helga A.G.
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Holland, Jennifer A.
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de Valk, Helga A.G.
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Holland, Jennifer A. and de Valk, Helga A.G. (2017) Differences in labour force participation by motherhood status among second-generation Turkish and majority women across Europe. Population Studies. (doi:10.1080/00324728.2017.1319495).

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Second-generation Turkish immigrants make up an increasingly important segment of European labour markets. These young adults are entering the prime working ages and forming families. However, we have only a limited understanding of the relationship between labour force participation and parenthood among second-generation Turkish women. Using unique data from the Integration of the European Second Generation survey (2007/08), we compared the labour force participation of second-generation Turkish women with their majority-group counterparts by motherhood status in four countries. We found evidence that motherhood gaps, with respect to labour force participation, were similar for majority and second-generation Turkish women in Germany and in Sweden; however, there may be larger gaps for second-generation mothers than for majority women in the Netherlands and France. Cross-national findings were consistent with the view that national normative and social policy contexts are relevant for the labour force participation of all women, regardless of migrant background.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 December 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 June 2017
Keywords: labour force participation, motherhood, childbearing, second generation, children of immigrants, Turkish, Europe

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Local EPrints ID: 412328
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412328
ISSN: 0032-4728
PURE UUID: ceb2a00d-919b-4171-8b5b-5893ad0a2b91

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:29
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 18:58

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