Conciliation of motherhood and career among Cypriot women

Haritini Tsangari, Stephania Pantzi Stephanidi

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the degree to which it is possible for young Cypriot mothers to conciliate motherhood and career and investigate if the employment conditions help them in their dual roles. The results from survey data show that, although women appear to be career-oriented, they face many problems to this end. The Maternity Law of Cyprus does not seem to satisfy their needs and work arrangements for new mothers are at a minimum level. Significant differences exist between subgroups, especially when divided by income or labour sector, in terms of maternity leave, job security after pregnancy, and workplace facilities. The paper shows that a work environment supportive of family life influences a woman's commitment to the workplace positively. It becomes obvious that measures need to be taken, to retain pregnant employees and young mothers and support work-family balance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-168
    Number of pages22
    JournalCyprus Review
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


    • Employment conditions
    • Maternity law
    • Maternity leave
    • Work-family culture
    • Work-life balance


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