Women as Main Earners in Europe
40 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2015
Date Written: December 1, 2014
This paper conducts a cross-sectional empirical research aimed at documenting that couples with women as main earners represent a non-negligible share of the European populations today. We identify the socio-demographic characteristics of couples with women as main earners in comparison to couples with men as main earners and couples with equal-earners. We undertake a comparative and cross-temporal approach using micro-level survey data for 18 European countries from the European Social Survey and two years, 2004 and 2010, covering the period before and during the economic crisis.
Keywords: European Social Survey; Family Change; Women as main earners; Gender Roles.
JEL Classification: J12, J16
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