The relationship between individual qualification and labour market success is analysed for women and men in France and Germany. Because on the one hand the educational systems and on the other hand the general conditions regarding the compatibility of family and work differ strongly between the two countries, the educational decisions and the employment behaviour of men and women are also expected to differ. A microeconometric analysis based on German and French individual data therefore sheds light on the determinants of education and employment in these countries and enables us to identify elements for a more efficient design of education and family policies in Germany.

Selected Publications

Articles in Non-Refereed Journals

Beblo, Miriam and Elke Wolf (2002), Die Folgekosten von Erwerbsunterbrechungen, DIW-Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 71(1), 83 - 94.


Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Köln, DE

Project duration

01.06.2001 - 30.09.2003

Cooperation partner

Stefan Bender, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, Nürnberg, DE
Prof. Dr. Notburga Ott, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, DE
Dr. Ali Skalli, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, FR
Dr. Marianne Guille, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, FR