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

From: Work histories and provision of grandparental childcare among Italian older women

  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