ERIC Number: EJ697405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Growing up in an Intact Vs. Non-Intact Family and the Transition from School to Permanent Work: A Gender Approach for Spain in 2000
Economics of Education Review, v24 n6 p691-704 Dec 2005
This paper explores the influence of marital disruption and family environment on three major events that mark the transition from adolescence to young adulthood for children between the ages of 16 and 25, these being leaving school, entering the labor market and obtaining permanent employment. This is a gender approach, given that the two sexes experience the process in different ways. The duration models that estimate the timing of events reveal that the factors which favor education (i.e., intact family, parents' education, mother more educated than father, mother never worked for pay) produce a higher-performance work path, and vice-versa (i.e., family disruption, number of siblings, caring for grandparents). The comparative gender analysis shows that daughters receive more education, are less likely to obtain a permanent job and, at the same time, they are more sensitive to the family environment and produce a positive externality on both brothers and sisters.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daughters, Siblings, Mothers, Marital Instability, Labor Market, Adolescents, Family Environment
Elsevier Customer Service Department, 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126 (Toll Free); Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain