Quotation Steiber, Nadia, Haas, Barbara. 2010. State of the Art? Advances in Explaining Women's Employment Patterns. EUI Working Paper, MWP 2010/08.




This paper provides a multidisciplinary review of research aimed at explaining the substantial differences in women's employment trajectories that still exist within and across countries. It covers research that emphasises economic and or normative rationalities in women's employment decisions and work that focuses more on the structural constraints to women's employment. It discusses recent research developments, conceptual and methodological advances, and based on the identification of central research gaps and methodological challenges, it indicates avenues for future research. Finally, the paper casts a critical view on the 'explanatory power' of contemporary research on women's employment and discusses appropriate research designs for the evaluation of policy effects on women's employment.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title State of the Art? Advances in Explaining Women's Employment Patterns
Title of whole publication EUI Working Paper, MWP 2010/08
Year 2010
URL http://cadmus.eui.eu/dspace/bitstream/1814/14140/3/MWP_2010_08.pdf


Steiber, Nadia (Former researcher)
Haas, Barbara (Details)
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
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