Gender-generation dynamics : access to high-skilled occupations during the period of post-communist change in Hungary
The article uses census material, the European Union Labour Force Survey and statistical studies of social stratification to examine access to high-skilled occupations in Hungary by cohorts of men and women from 1980 to 2010. I dispute Fodor’s thesis of a post-1989 « reevaluation of [women’s] resources », comparing access to degrees and skilled occupations among successive cohorts of men and women. Cohorts of women born in the 1950s obtained degrees and found jobs in skilled occupations in high proportions while for men, the cohort born in the preceding decade was the one to have achieved greater success. I then evaluate the impact of the changes that began in 1989 with regard to inequalities among cohorts.