04 nov 2018

GENPARENT Project

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The GENPARENT project is co-ordinated by Stockholm University with a 5 year consolidator grant from the ERC (No. 771770).

 

Principal Investigator: Marie Evertsson.

This project is the first to apply an inclusive, internationally comparative, multi-methods approach to families to reveal the complex processes that result in a gendered division of work. They do this by comparing different-sex couples (DSC) to same-sex couples (SSC) focusing on the transition to parenthood and its career related consequences based on unique, population register data, census data and surveys, as well in depth interviews with couples. Three sub-projects emerge.

In GENPARENT NORTH, longitudinal analyses of register data for the full population in the Nordic countries enable unique studies of the division of work and care in DSC and female SSC in a most similar-case comparison where the couples are matched on important background characteristics.

In GENPARENT REGIME, the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and the US are compared in cross-sectional, quantitative analyses of female and male SSC and DSC with biological or adoptive children, their division of paid/unpaid work and the resulting career trajectories. Preliminary analyses indicate that family leave policies apply to some but not all families and this clearly structures the division of work and earnings in them.

In GENPARENT VOICE, in-depth interviews with female and male SSC (planning for or having children) and adoptive DSC parents are carried out in order to explore the reasoning and expectations that precede the realized divisions of child care and paid work. In addition, the legal and social issues facing these families is highlighted. Interviews are conducted in Sweden and the Netherlands and for these countries, they have unique, longitudinal in-depth interviews with DSC expecting and having their first child.

By comparing SSC to DSC and combining cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative analyses with in-depth interviews, the GENPARENT project critically evaluate and develop theories on the gendered transition to parenthood, while expanding on and updating the welfare regime framework.

Nuestro grupo de investigación en el Departamento de Población del CSIC busca candidat@s para optar a un contrato FPI asociado al proyecto CSO2017-89397-R Lowest-low and latest-late fertility in Spain: Here to stay? An examination of the 2017 Fertility Survey (LOWFER).

Este proyecto se propone analizar en profundidad las pautas familiares y reproductivas de mujeres y hombres en España, en un contexto social caracterizado por una tardía emancipación residencial y económica de los jóvenes, un mayor nivel educativo de las mujeres que de los hombres en las cohortes más recientes, amplia precariedad laboral e incertidumbre sobre el futuro, significativa diversificación cultural ligada a la inmigración y escasa desfamiliarización de los cuidados. Además de una descripción pormenorizada de cambios recientes y pautas emergentes, el proyecto aspira a identificar los factores causales que subyacen al patrón de fecundidad diferenciado que se observa en España, y en general en la Europa del sur, respecto a la Europa del norte. La contraposición Europa Norte-Europa Sur servirá como marco de referencia para interpretar la evolución reciente, diagnosticar la situación presente y prever la trayectoria futura de la fecundidad. El objetivo último del proyecto es dilucidar si el actual patrón reproductivo mediterráneo –asentado en una situación económica y laboral desfavorable, un régimen de Bienestar limitado y unas relaciones de género todavía poco igualitarias- es una anomalía histórica transitoria o si se trata de un patrón duradero, que responde a una lógica regional propia y que cuestiona muchos de los supuestos clásicos de las teorías demográficas de la fecundidad.

La originalidad de esta investigación reside en la forma en la que se prevé abordar el estudio de la fecundidad: (a) integrando un enfoque de curso de vida, de género y de estratificación social; (b) analizando la intersección de las biografías reproductivas con las biografías conyugales, educativas y laborales de los individuos; (c) primando una perspectiva comparativa, analizando conjuntamente la Encuesta de Fecundidad INE 2017 y las Generations and Gender Surveys de otros países europeos; (d) incorporando tanto hombres como mujeres en el análisis; (e) aplicando como herramienta estadística las técnicas de análisis de eventos (event history analysis) y (f) integrando una perspectiva micro y macro a través del análisis multi-nivel (de regiones y países).

Estaríamos encantadas de encontrar candidat@s con interés en una formación multidisciplinar que tengan un buen expediente académico, dominio del inglés y conocimientos de técnicas de investigación cuantitativa pero que, sobre todo, quieran aprender, divertirse y trabajar a gusto en nuestro equipo.

La duración es de 4 años, con posibilidad de un periodo de orientación posdoctoral (POP) el último año.

El plazo de solicitudes es hasta el día 29 de octubre de 2018 (15:00h).

Aquí tenéis la convocatoria y cómo presentar las solicitudes en la web del MCIU.

Para cualquier duda o pregunta, no dudéis en escribirnos: teresa.martin@cchs.csic.es & teresa.castro@cchs.csic.es

 

20 feb 2018

LOWFER PROJECT

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Lowest-Low and Latest-Late Fertility: Here to Stay? An Examination of the 2017 Fertility Survey.

(2018 – 2021)

Financed by the National Plan for Scientific Research of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ref. CS02017-89397-R).

Participating entities: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); UNED; UCM; UPNA; U.República Uruguay.

Project leaders: Teresa Martín–García and Teresa Castro-Martín.

Researchers: Wanda Cabella, Julia Cordero, Maria Dardoumpa, Tatiana Eremenko, Amparo González, Irene Lapuerta, Ignacio Pardo, Marta Seiz, Inma Serrano.

 

This project aims to analyze in depth the reproductive patterns of women and men in Spain in a social context characterized by late residential and economic emancipation of young people, a higher educational level of women than men in the most recent cohorts, broad job precariousness and uncertainty about the future, significant cultural diversification linked to immigration, and scarce defamiliarization of care. In addition to a detailed description of recent changes and emerging patterns, the project aims to identify the causal factors underlying the pattern of differentiated fertility observed in Spain, and generally in southern Europe, compared to northern Europe.

The contrast between northern and southern Europe will serve as a reference framework for interpreting recent developments, diagnosing the present situation and predicting the future trajectory of fertility. The ultimate aim of the project is to determine whether the current Mediterranean reproductive pattern –based on an unfavorable economic and labor situation, a scarce welfare regime and gender relations that are still not very egalitarian– is a transient historical anomaly or if it is here to stay. In the last case, which responds to a regional logic of its own and questions many of the classical assumptions of demographic theories of fertility.

The originality of this scientific proposal rests on how the topic will be assessed: a) integrating a life course, gender and social stratification approach; b) analyzing the intersection of reproductive biographies with the conjugal, educational, and labor biographies of individuals; c) prioritizing a comparative perspective, analyzing jointly the INE Fertility Survey 2017 and the Generations and Gender Surveys of other European countries; d) incorporating both women and men into the analysis; e) applying event history analysis as statistical tool and f) integrating a micro and macro perspective through multi–level analysis (regions and countries).

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The GENDERBALL project is the first comprehensive study of the demographic consequences of a major recent development in Europe: while men have always received more education than women in the past, this gender balance in education has now turned around. For the first time in history, there are more highly educated women than men reaching the reproductive ages and looking for a partner. This will have profound consequences for the demography of reproduction because mating practices have always implied that men are the majority in higher education. This research project will study the consequences of this historically new situation for reproductive behaviour.

GENDERBALL is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Principal Investigator: Jan Van Bavel

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Principal Investigator: Dr. Heike Trappe (Universität Rostock)

Project being conducted in collaboration with Prof. Michaela Kreyenfeld (MPIDR and Hertie School of Governance), Dr. Katja Köppen and Dr. Esther Geisler.

This project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), aims at analyzing the life situation of fathers who do not live with their biological children.

Project launch: April 2015; duration: 2 years.

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ESRC funded project “Fathers, work and families in twenty-first century Britain: beyond the breadwinner model?” [ESRC grant ES/K003739/1]

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IMPLICA Project – Promoting work-life balance from companies | Fomento del equilibrio laboral y familiar desde las empresas

Working time, paternity and childhood. How can business policies promote father involvement in care and maintain gender equality?

Principal Investigators: Teresa Jurado (UNED) & Mª José González (UPF)
Financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Plan Nacional I+D+i 2016-2018.

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Trajectories and consequences of nonmarital fathering

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The new roles of men and women and implications for families and societies – Work Package 3 FamilesAndSocieties

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20 abr 2015

transPARENT

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transPARENT – International research cooperation for studies of the transition to parenthood

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