March 25 – April 1, 2019
The SECCOPA team profited a lot from the fruitful exchange and discussions with Prof. Dr. Tatiana Karabchuk during her research stay at the Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research 25 March – 1 April 2019. Prof. Dr. Tatiana Karabchuk is assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain. She is an international renowned expert for international comparative social research, economic sociology, labor market research, nonstandard employment, formal and informal employment, inequality and stratification, and health. In the SECCOPA research seminar Prof. Dr. Tatiana Karabchuk gave a presentation on “Job stability and fertility intentions of young adults in Europe: Does labor market legislation matter?” on 27 March 2019. In her presentation she provided new insights into the impact of job instability on the fertility intentions of young European adults by focusing on employment protection legislation (EPL). Based on multilevel analyses of European Social Survey data of 2004 and 2010 for 27 countries she can show that job instability measured as temporary employment, informal work, and unemployment decrease fertility intentions. Unemployed young adults plan less for having their first child under a rigid labor market system. Unexpectedly, temporary and informally employed young people decrease their fertility intentions in countries with low EPL rates.