Image of the female body in the Armenian cultural space

Brigitta Davidjants The present article looks at the image of the female body in the Armenian cultural space, more specifically the images of female bodies created in popular culture and their position in the social power system. Similarly to many contemporary societies, Armenia sees itself as a borderland. The border can be defined in different

Connection between the type of childcare used by Estonian and minority mothers of pre-school children and labour force participation and income

Ave Roots  Childcare is one of the most important factors that allows mothers to cope with the challenges of work-family balance. Frequently, formal childcare is not sufficient and informal childcare is important in situations where formal childcare is unavailable. Since minority ethnicities living in Estonia have been shown to be more collectivist than Estonians, it

Influence of the character of work and family structure on work-family balance

Kairi Kasearu  Work-family balance is a topical subject for social scientists and policy-makers that shapes people’s daily practices and subjective well-being. In the context of work-family balance the basic premise is that there are two distinct spheres: home and workplace in which people fulfil different roles. The balancing of the two spheres can be interpreted

Ethnic and gender wage gap in Estonia

Kerly Espenberg, Tarmo Puolokainen  The article analyses the ethnic and gender wage gap in Estonia. The ethnic wage gap is larger among women than men (23% for women, 12% for men.), with the wage gap between Estonians and non-Estonians being larger in Tallinn than elsewhere in Estonia. Gender wage gap is also larger among minority