Young Women’s Transition from Education to Work in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Faculty/Professorship: Methods of Empirical Social Research  
Author(s): Gebel, Michael  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 137-154
Source/Other editions: The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 688 (2020), 1, S. 137-154. - ISSN: 1552-3349
is version of: 10.1177/0002716220908260
Year of first publication: 2020
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-587118
This article analyzes the individual- and family-level factors that pave the way to the labor market and to formal sector jobs for young women in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Retrospective life history data from a 2017 survey in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan show that higher education attainment has a strong positive impact on labor market activity and getting a formal sector job. Early family formation drives young women into inactivity, but it does not limit the chances of getting access to the formal sector. The chances of getting a formal sector job are positively influenced by the social resources of parents in Georgia and Tajikistan and by parents’ economic resources in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Evidence about the role of economic need and of traditionalism for women’s labor market participation is mixed.
GND Keywords: Aserbaidschan; Georgien; Tadschikistan; Junge Frau; Arbeitsmarkt; Übergang <Sozialwissenschaften>
Keywords: female labor force participation, school-to-work transition, informal work, education effects, family formation, parental resources, intergenerational transmission
DDC Classification: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: MS 3050   
Type: Article
Release Date: 28. March 2023
Project: Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan

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