Late 20th-Century Persistence and Decline of the Female Homemaker in Germany and the United States

@article{Grunow2006Late2P,
  title={Late 20th-Century Persistence and Decline of the Female Homemaker in Germany and the United States},
  author={Daniela Grunow and Heather N. Hofmeister and Sandra Buchholz},
  journal={International Sociology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={101 - 131}
}
The article compares changes in West German and American women's mid-career job exits and re-entries and introduces an innovative event-history model to compare mobility across three decades using 1940s and 1950s birth cohorts from the German Life History Study and the US National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women. Processes by which transitions through parenthood and marriage impact women's labour market participation vary by country and cohort, evidence that changing gender relations, norms… 

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