Abstract

Abstract:

Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n= 19,941), Spain (n= 29,458), Taiwan (n= 47,219), and the United States (n= 184,581) participated in full time work, short-hours or temporary work, education, and homemaking before and after the Great Recession (GR) beginning 2008. Gender and country patterns varied substantially. In Finland, the GR was associated with higher proportions of young women homemaking, perhaps due to public support for home care of children. In Spain and the United States, higher proportions of both young men and young women were un- or underemployed post-GR, suggesting downward gender convergence.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1468-2893
Print ISSN
1072-4745
Pages
pp. 59-86
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-02
Open Access
No
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