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Lifetime Economic Impacts of Maternity

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 23-12-2014
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RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectLifetime Economic Impacts of Maternity
Number of the Project274
Project Promoter

Gender Studies, o.p.s.

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Name of Local Partner(s)

Economics Institute

Institute of Sociology

Business for Society

Objective of the Project

The lives and career paths of Czech men and women differ, women bearing negative effects in particular in connection with child birth. There are not enough child care facilities available, an insufficient supply of flexible work formats, a rather long interruption of mothers’ professional careers compared to the rest of Europe, a higher unemployment rate for women after maternity leave and employment of such women with types of contracts that are inconvenient for them. Lifelong expenses and the impact of motherhood have not been quantified in the Czech Republic, nor their causes sufficiently analysed. This makes their efficient minimisation difficult, both on the lives of individuals and on the level of making policy towards equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming. The project aims at combining the expertise of economics and sociology professionals, a Norwegian expert, employers, representatives of the state and NGOs. Analyses of the lifelong economic effects of motherhood will be produced and a complex set of measures to efficiently minimise the negative impact of motherhood on women will be proposed. The project will contribute to disturbing gender stereotypes, leading to better informed long-term and short-term decision-making in families and improving the work-life balance.

Approved grant

281 996 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st September 2014, End date: 30th April 2016