The reconciliation of family and work is one of the "new social risks" contemporary welfare states are challenged to address.
This paper contributes to a better understanding of the roles of work and family in women's life trajectories, shedding light
on determinants and welfare outcomes of different combinations of motherhood and employment. We identify and compare distinctive
life-course employment profiles of mothers across 13 European countries. After analysing selection patterns, we investigate
the possible link that exists between these work-family profiles up to the age of 50 and subsequent health outcomes. We embed
our empirical investigation in a comparative welfare state framework and differentiate between four geographical areas that
can be associated with different types of European welfare state regimes.
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit