Balancing Job Mobility and Family Life: The effects on household division of work
Sociology Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Madrid, Spain
The presentation will focus on results from a research project on the interrelationships between job mobility and family lives performed in 6 European countries (Germany, France, Poland, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland) and financed by the EU. The empirical bases of the research project is a common survey performed in the 6 countries in 2007. In particular the presentation will focus on the effects of geographical job mobility in its different forms on two key aspects of family dynamics: first, the effects on the household division of work and childcare, and secondly on the satisfaction with the family life project. The hypothesis to be discussed is if male job mobility has traditionalizing effets on the distribution of work and under which circumstances, as well as if it translates into greater dissatisfaction with the partner. Further, the effects of female job mobility will be also discussed in this context.