In this chapter, we study the relationship between grandparents’ availability for childcare and mothers’ work by analysing information that reflects three different points of view: the point of view of mothers, and more generally of families, who have the task of reconciling work and family; the point of view of grandparents, who may (not) be in a position to help their children with the care of their grandchildren; and the opinion spread in different countries regarding duties across generations. We analyse data from different European countries that, in recent years, participated in the following three surveys: the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, the Survey on Health Aging Retirement in Europe, and the European Value Study. We find a positive influence of grandparents’ help on mothers’ employment. Grandparents’ availability for childcare is influenced by their characteristics as well as by the characteristics of their extended families. Beliefs about the importance of work in life and the role of mothers in the society are, respectively, associated with the probability of giving help and asking for help.

Popescu, L., & Pronzato, C. (2022). Grandparents’ Care and Mothers’ Work in Europe. Taking Different Points of View. In J.A. Molina (a cura di), Mothers in the Labor Market (pp. 123-135). Cham : Springer [10.1007/978-3-030-99780-9_6].

Grandparents’ Care and Mothers’ Work in Europe. Taking Different Points of View

Popescu, Lorena;
2022

Abstract

In this chapter, we study the relationship between grandparents’ availability for childcare and mothers’ work by analysing information that reflects three different points of view: the point of view of mothers, and more generally of families, who have the task of reconciling work and family; the point of view of grandparents, who may (not) be in a position to help their children with the care of their grandchildren; and the opinion spread in different countries regarding duties across generations. We analyse data from different European countries that, in recent years, participated in the following three surveys: the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, the Survey on Health Aging Retirement in Europe, and the European Value Study. We find a positive influence of grandparents’ help on mothers’ employment. Grandparents’ availability for childcare is influenced by their characteristics as well as by the characteristics of their extended families. Beliefs about the importance of work in life and the role of mothers in the society are, respectively, associated with the probability of giving help and asking for help.
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Labor supply, Grandparents, Mothers
English
Mothers in the Labor Market
978-3-030-99780-9
Popescu, L., & Pronzato, C. (2022). Grandparents’ Care and Mothers’ Work in Europe. Taking Different Points of View. In J.A. Molina (a cura di), Mothers in the Labor Market (pp. 123-135). Cham : Springer [10.1007/978-3-030-99780-9_6].
Popescu, L; Pronzato, C
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