The temporal dimension of parental employment:
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OSC Scientific Seminar 2021-2022
Friday 26th November 2021, 11:30 am / 1 pm
Annick Percheron room (Internal audience)
The temporal dimension of parental employment: Fixed-term contracts, non-standard work schedules and children’s education in Germany
Assistant Professor, Sciences Po - OSC
While the rise of non-standard employment and its consequences for people in such forms of employment are well documented, there is little evidence (1) on how common non-standard employment is in households with children and (2) on the extent to which the adverse consequences of non-standard employment for parents are further transmitted to their children. We address both these questions, leveraging the large sample and rich information collected by the German Microcensus.
Our findings suggest that the temporal dimension of parental employment is key to understanding how changing labor markets reshape the opportunity structure for children from disadvantaged parental backgrounds and the intergenerational transmission of inequality.