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Intergenerational child care & fertility intentions: The Swedish welfare context
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Using the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and ordered logistic regression, the relation of intergenerational child care and short-term fertility intentions is explored in the gender-egalitarian Swedish family policy context. Overall, receiving child care help from parents or grandparents does not seem to influence whether women or men with one or two children plan to have another child. The results support the Swedish public child care system's effectiveness in facilitating relatively high fertility and work- and family compatibility, while informal child care is at best complementary. Only women and men aged 18-29 years old with two children were found to be significantly more likely in having another child within three years when receiving intergenerational child care support.

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2015. , 39 p.
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fertility intentions, intergenerational child care, work-life balance, family policy, welfare context
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118881OAI: diva2:842129
2015-06-01, B 900, Stockholm University, Stockholm, 16:00 (English)
Available from: 2015-09-04 Created: 2015-07-16 Last updated: 2015-09-04Bibliographically approved

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