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Within-couple specialisation in paid work: A long-term pattern? A dual trajectory approach to linking lives

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Research on the division of labour has mainly focussed on transitions between individuals'labour market states during the first years of parenthood. A common conclusion has been that couples specialize - women in unpaid and men in paid work - either due to gender ideologies or a comparative advantage in the labour market. But what happens later in life? The German Socio-Economic Panel now provides researchers with a continuous measure of working hours across decades of couples' lives,enabling...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.alcr.2015.02.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Laura Antonia Langner
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Advances in Life Course Research Journal website
Volume:
24
Pages:
47–65
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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ISSN:
1040-2608
URN:
uuid:8600ed2b-44bc-489a-bc76-cc1d9cc43fc4
Local pid:
ora:10819

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