Women as Main Earners in Europe

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Agnese Vitali

University of Southampton - Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI)

Daria Mendola

University of Palermo - d/SEAS

Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vitali, Agnese and Mendola, Daria, Women as Main Earners in Europe (December 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2555172

Agnese Vitali

University of Southampton - Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) ( email )

Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Daria Mendola (Contact Author)

University of Palermo - d/SEAS ( email )

Viale delle Scienze, edificio 13
Palermo, 90124
Italy

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