Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life, Volume by Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development

By Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development

Reconciling paintings and relatives existence contains key pursuits for either members and society: having the ability to paintings and earn an source of revenue and to supply care and nurturing for one's relatives. those stories of the reconciliation of labor and relatives existence in OECD international locations examine the demanding situations mom and dad of kids confront while attempting to sq. their paintings and care commitments, and the results for social and labour industry coverage and developments.

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Is work less incompatible with having a child than it used to be? Panel A. 0 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Female employment rate (%) 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Female employment rate (%) Panel B. 2 1980 85 90 95 40 2000 a) 1986 in New Zealand. b) As data is not available for the complete 1985-2000 period, OECD(22) does not include the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Slovak Republic and Turkey. Source: OECD (2003l), Employment Outlook; OECD (2003d), Labour Force Statistics; OECD (2003h), Society at a Glance – Social Indicators.

2), many children still live in large families. In Portugal, for instance, only 7% of all families have three or more children – but these families account for 26% of all children. In Switzerland, families with three or more children account for 34 BABIES AND BOSSES: RECONCILING WORK AND FAMILY LIFE – ISBN 92-64-10834-3 – © OECD 2004 2. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 32% of all children, and this proportion is even higher in New Zealand where three- and four-child families are still more frequent.

5 .. 9 .. 7 .. . Not available. a) 1980 for Switzerland ; 1985 for Portugal ; 1986 for New Zealand. b) 1986, 1991 and 1996 in New Zealand. Source: Information supplied by national authorities. 40 BABIES AND BOSSES: RECONCILING WORK AND FAMILY LIFE – ISBN 92-64-10834-3 – © OECD 2004 2. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT high, but it also increased substantially since the mid-1970s (especially until the early 1990s). 3). Today, about 50% of all children in New Zealand are born outside marriage, some 30% live within a consensual union, and 80% of all couples cohabit before marriage.

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