This article focus on the dynamics of female employment and on the influence of work-life balance policies on women’s activity rate in Italy. The dataset chosen, "Turning points of career paths from a gender perspective" (Crisog), has the advantage of observing both changes in career paths and in the household, during a period of four years. It also provides detailed information about the barriers to the stay of women in the labor market. From a methodological point of view, it has been carried out a event history analysis, to investigate transitions of women from activity to inactivity in the Italian labour market.
Keywords: Women, work, work-life balance policies, transitions, child care, elderly care