Parental leave within the broader work‐family trajectory : What can we learn from sequence analysis?

N. Zhelyazkova

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This paper illustrates how sequence analysis can be used to analyse work-family reconciliation strategies of parents and in particular the role of parental leave in these strategies. The use of administrative records makes a detailed, longitudinal analysis possible, which enables a holistic approach to the question from the broader life-course view. In addition, as an explorative technique, sequence analysis results are a powerful instrument for formulating further research questions. For the paper anonymous administrative records of mothers and fathers
working in Luxembourg are used.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherMaastricht University
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers

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