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Parents I


Thu 27. 8.  14:00 - 15:30
room FA 548

Intersectional perspective in the analysis of the impact of crisis on life courses in the CR: gender, class, age (and parenthood).


Křížková, Alena; Formánková, Lenka
Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

We analyse impacts of the economic crisis on labour market relations in the Czech Republic. We use the “intra-categorical” approach as part of the intersectional perspective, which enables us to examine gender impacts of the economic crisis as wider patterns, in quantitative analysis of structural inequalities in the labour market between 2008 and 2012 at the intersection of gender, class, age and parenthood using statistical indicators. . We show how the impacts of the crisis on the increase in unemployment intersect based on gender, class and age, e.g. how the crisis impacted various groups of population at the intersection of selected dimensions of these characteristics. Moreover we capture the risk of losing job in the first phase of the crisis (2008 - 2010) by event-history analysis. Our analysis shows, that the economic crisis has deepened already existing inequalities in the labour market and has brought greater differentiation of the female labour market prospects by educational attainment, especially in interaction with parenthood and also rapidly deteriorated labour market situation of men with low education including fathers of small children. The population of young people until 24 years of age found itself in the “buffer” role in the contemporary crisis and “absorbed” great part of the total increase of precarious types of jobs and bad working conditions in the Czech labour market. The risk of unemployment increased especially for young people until 30 years of age and for groups with low education and in low qualified jobs.