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

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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.

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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), pp. 89-108. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2007.00510.x).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 October 2007
Published date: January 2008
Keywords: adaptation, gender role attitudes, graphical chain model, selection, structural equation model
Organisations: Social Statistics

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Local EPrints ID: 64631
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64631
ISSN: 0964-1998
PURE UUID: 0a984439-ced9-41ff-b617-d79d75dd6177
ORCID for Peter W. F. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4423-5410

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:12

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