Whose job instability affects the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy? A tale of two partners
作者: Daniele VignoliSven DrefahlGustavo De Santis
刊名: Demographic Research, 2012, Vol.26
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关键词: Employment instabilityFirst birthIncomeItaly
原始语种摘要: We examine the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy taking into account the employment (in)stability of both partners in a couple. We use data from four waves of the Italian section of the EU-SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Condition), 2004-2007, accounting for its longitudinal nature. Overall, our results suggest that Italian couples are neither fully traditional nor entirely modern: the "first pillar" (i.e., a male partner with a stable and well-paid job) is still crucial in directing fertility decisions, because, in our interpretation, it gives the household a feeling of (relative) economic security. But this "old" family typology is becoming rare. Increasingly, both partners are employed, and in this case the characteristics of their employment prove important. A permanent...
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  • becoming 成为
  • likelihood 似然
  • employment 雇用
  • accounting 会计
  • household 
  • instability 不稳定性
  • typology 类型学
  • security 可靠性
  • economic 经济的
  • partner 合伙人