Cristin-resultat-ID: 1854659
Sist endret: 1. februar 2021 14:48
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2020
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2020

The impact of having a child with special needs: Labour market adaptations of immigrant and majority mothers

Bidragsytere:
  • Liza Reisel
  • Marjan Nadim og
  • Idunn Brekke

Tidsskrift

Acta Sociologica
ISSN 0001-6993
e-ISSN 1502-3869
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2020
Publisert online: 2020
Open Access

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85096851760

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

The impact of having a child with special needs: Labour market adaptations of immigrant and majority mothers

Sammendrag

This article compares how having a child with special needs shapes the labour market adaptations of immigrant and majority mothers. We use longitudinal data from Norwegian public registers including all women who gave birth between 2001 and 2005 (N = 104,988), and follow the mothers from two years before birth to four years after birth. We find generally large differences in employment and income among immigrant and majority mothers. Majority mothers typically adapt to the intensified care responsibilities associated with having a child with special needs by working somewhat less, but most importantly by combining work with high levels of long-term sickness absence. By contrast, immigrant mothers substantially reduce their work intensity (as measured through labour earnings) after childbirth regardless of whether their child has special needs. Among immigrant mothers whose child has special needs, we do not find elevated sickness absence levels comparable to that of majority mothers. Given the already reduced work intensity among immigrant mothers in the years following the birth of their child, we do not find additional labour market consequences of intensified care responsibilities within this group of mothers.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Liza Reisel

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning
Aktiv cristin-person

Marjan Nadim

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning

Idunn Brekke

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sykepleie og helsefremmende arbeid ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for barns helse og utvikling ved Folkehelseinstituttet
1 - 3 av 3