Career Patterns of Men and Women in a Family Context: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and the UK

Research question/goal: 

In order to show differences in the determinants of professional mobility which are combined with varying social and institutional conditions, the project compares Great Britain and Germany. These two countries distinguish themselves mainly through different labour market structures and a differently strong link between educational qualifications and labour-market outcomes. This fact raises the question of what consequences does this differently strong link have for professional careers of women who typically show a discontinuous employment behaviour?

Fact sheet

Universität Mannheim
1999 to 2000
Data Sources: 
Life history data sets (British Household Panel Survey, Germ
Geographic Space: 
Germany, Great Britain