Journal of Population Sciences

Table 5 Logistic regression models for the probability to perform grandparental childcare under different circumstances, by grandmothers’ work history: Interruptions for family related reasons

Parents work

Occasional

Give parents a break

Holiday

Sick grandchild

Emergency

Coef

SE

Coef

SE

Coef

SE

Coef

SE

Coef

SE

Coef

SE

Interruptions for family reasons (ref. Never worked)

Long interruptions for family reasons

0.33***

0.08

0.13

0.08

− 0.12

0.10

0.12

0.11

0.12

0.10

− 0.05

0.09

Short interruptions for family reasons

0.44***

0.10

− 0.06

0.11

− 0.04

0.13

− 0.01

0.15

0.24

0.13

− 0.20

0.12

No interruptions for family reasons

0.31***

0.06

0.03

0.06

− 0.08

0.08

0.17*

0.08

0.18*

0.08

− 0.01

0.07

Age

0.25**

0.08

0.14

0.08

0.11

0.10

0.20

0.10

0.15

0.10

0.20*

0.08

Age # Age

0.00***

0.00

0.00*

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00*

0.00

Macro-Area (ref. North-West)

North-East

− 0.04

0.07

0.08

0.07

0.15

0.09

− 0.04

0.10

0.16

0.09

0.17*

0.08

Center

0.08

0.07

− 0.05

0.08

0.02

0.10

− 0.31**

0.11

− 0.06

0.09

0.06

0.09

South and Islands

− 0.56***

0.07

0.03

0.07

− 0.08

0.09

0.00

0.09

− 0.50***

0.09

0.08

0.08

Employment status at interview  (ref. employed)

Not employed

0.58***

0.08

0.08

0.08

0.08

0.10

0.09

0.11

0.34**

0.11

− 0.06

0.09

Educational level (ref. no education)

Primary

0.37***

0.10

0.13

0.09

0.14

0.13

0.02

0.12

0.14

0.12

− 0.01

0.10

Lower secondary

0.54***

0.11

0.18

0.10

0.39**

0.14

0.17

0.14

0.25

0.14

0.10

0.11

Upper secondary and higher

0.56***

0.11

0.15

0.10

0.52***

0.14

0.45**

0.14

0.31*

0.14

0.13

0.11

Birth cohort: (ref. 1930–1939)

1940–1947

0.07

0.07

− 0.08

0.07

0.11

0.10

0.03

0.10

0.11

0.09

0.15

0.08

1948–1966

0.08

0.09

− 0.13

0.09

− 0.02

0.12

0.05

0.12

0.11

0.11

0.28**

0.10

Constant

− 9.03***

2.43

− 4.18

2.39

− 4.32

3.11

− 8.12*

3.24

− 6.85*

3.12

− 7.43**

2.62

1. Full models for Fig. 5. Significance level: *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
2. Source: Authors’ elaborations on Multipurpose surveys on Families and Social Subjects—ISTAT, 2003, 2009, 2016. N = 7601