This document aims to analyse the impact of the presence of young children on parents' employment and their effect on working hours and continuity in employment in 14 European countries. The findings show that maternity has an important negative effect on the employment of women in terms of part-time work and inactivity. For parents, the findings differ notably from one country to another. In general, paternity increases the probability of employment but has no significant effect on the number of hours worked.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.