MPIDR Working Paper
Berufsbiographische Unsicherheiten und der Übergang zur Elternschaft bei Männern
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2002-011, 35 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (February 2002)
In this paper we look at the impact of employment on family development with reference to men. We investigate the extent to which insecurities in the employment career have an effect on family formation. By comparing the life histories and life situation of men in East and West Germany, we are able to retrieve information about the effects of different social systems on the transition to fatherhood. We use logistic regression models to analyze data of the ´Familiensurvey´ of the German Youth Institute conducted in the year 2000.
Keywords: Germany, employment, men