This paper examines the differences between women’s attitudes towards work and employment in the eastern part of Germany versus in the western part of Germany. In the former GDR, everyone, women and men alike, worked full time, and their children were taken care of in public facilities. In the Western part, the traditional male bread-winner model still applied and thus the primary role of women was to take care of their family. Employment was a secondary role for women in the West, and usually only pursued part-time. Today, more women in the West are employed, whereas unemployment is now higher among women in the East, along with a considerable increase in part-time jobs, which were previously unheard of. This paper analyzes the extent to which women’s attitudes toward career and family obligations have converged since reunification.
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Lestrade, Brigitte: Frauenerwerbstätigkeit in Ost und West. Annäherung der Verhaltensmuster?. <http://germanistik.ch/publikation.php? id=Frauenerwerbstaetigkeit_in_Ost_und_West> (Publiziert März 2013)
Lestrade, Brigitte: Frauenerwerbstätigkeit in Ost und West. Annäherung der Verhaltensmuster?. In: Michael Stolz, Laurent Cassagnau, Daniel Meyer und Nathalie Schnitzer (Hg.): Germanistik in der Schweiz (GiS) Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Akademischen Gesellschaft für Germanistik. Heft 10/2013. Bern: germanistik.ch 2013, S.49-57