INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT AND THEIR REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR IN POST-SOVIET AREA
Keywords:female employment, demographic situation, reproducibility
European Post-Soviet states are characterized with global economic crisis. Therefore, it’s very urgent to study the problems of employment and especially women’s employment in the context of their reproductive behavior considering the bad demographic situation.
Women’s labor and public activities often counteract. Such activities prevent women from carrying out family duties. The term "double employment" is often used in the context of women. It implies the double function of women: public and domestic.
Transition to market economy brought on equality of men and women and provoked the changes of lifestyle and values. Traditional roles of men and women have changed together with the transformation of mentality.
Existing conditions further worsen the poor demographic situation, birthrate decreases and what is the most important, women are less inclined to reproduce.
It's desirable to change public opinion about women's labor, as well as stereotypes about women or men. In this case women's public activities and maternal functions will merge efficiently. Reproductive function is one of the most significant components to survive Georgian gene pool and traditions.