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Author: Halebsky, Susan
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1. Charles, Maria
Buchmann, Marlis
Halebsky, Susan
Powers, Jeanne M.
Smith, Marisa M.
The Context of Women's Market Careers: A Cross-National Study
Work and Occupations Special Issue 28,3 (August 2001): 371-396.
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Family Formation; Gender; Labor Force Participation; Maternal Employment

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Compares determinants of labor force participation and occupational sex typing over a 20-year period for matched samples of American and Swiss ever-married women (aged late teens-late 30s) born between 1949-1951. The US data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women and the Swiss data are taken from a retrospective survey, "Berufsverlauf und Berufsidentitaet." Results indicate cross-national differences in processes governing women's market careers. These are in line with the authors' predictions regarding mediating effects of specific cultural, organizational, and institutional factors. Female labor force participation is more strongly influenced by family configuration in Switzerland than in the US. This can be attributed to powerful cultural and organizational constraints on maternal employment in Switzerland. In addition, the association between educational credentials and occupational sex typing is stronger and more persistent in Switzerland due probably to the greater differentiation and tighter market linkages of the Swiss educational system. Results suggest that the explanatory power of conventional individual-level models of female market behavior varies depending on the structural and normative conditions under which women make life choices. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved).
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Charles, Maria, Marlis Buchmann, Susan Halebsky, Jeanne M. Powers and Marisa M. Smith. "The Context of Women's Market Careers: A Cross-National Study." Work and Occupations Special Issue 28,3 (August 2001): 371-396.