La Fundación Cepaim organiza la Jornada  ¿Y los hombres qué? El reto de incorporar a los hombres en la erradicación de la violencia contra las mujeres y en la corresponsabilidad: experiencias, estrategias y debates.

Este encuentro, que contará con la presencia de ponentes nacionales e internacionales con dilatada trayectoria en la materia, tendrá lugar el próximo 23 de Noviembre en horario de mañana en el Salón de Actos de la  Facultad de Comercio y Turismo de la  Universidad Complutense de Madrid sita en la Av. de Filipinas, 3, en Madrid.

Los objetivos de dicha Jornada son:

-          Concienciar a los hombres acerca de su papel como agentes de cambio para erradicar la violencia machista y promover la igualdad de género.

-          Generar reflexión y cuestionamiento sobre el modelo tradicional de masculinidad hegemónica brindando modelos de referencia positivos.

-          Conocer y difundir experiencias exitosas de intervención con hombres desde una perspectiva de género transformadora.

-          Generar incidencia política para la implicación de los hombres y la incorporación de los hombres en la lucha por la igualdad.

Se entregará certificado de asistencia, con un mínimo de asistencia del 80%.

Si te interesa, pincha aquí  para INSCRIBIRTE; si tienes cualquier dificultad, duda o sugerencia, puedes contactarles a través de: o en la dirección Personas de contacto: Ángela López Ramos. Teléfonos: 915985156//667379867.

El plazo de inscripciones estará abierto hasta el 18 de Noviembre de 2018.

The organizing committee of the Transforming care 2019 conference now invites you to submit your abstract to one or more of the 25 Thematic Panels. Call for Papers is open until Jan 31st, 2019.

The Transforming Care Conference series focusses on early child education and care, care for adults with disabilities and long-term care for older people. Four main dimensions of transforming care are addressed in the conference through parallel Thematic Panels and Symposia sessions:

-          Changes in the institutional setting of care systems and in care policy

-          The impact and dilemmas of social and policy innovation in care services

-          Changes in intergenerational care arrangements and informal care

-          Transformations affecting care workers and their working conditions

The 2019 conference will take place in Copenhagen June 24-26th and will have the overall theme of: Changing priorities: The making of care policy and practices. In addition to the Thematic Panels, there will be seven Symposia where identified speakers will present state-of-the-art of a particular and topical theme.

Within this conference, @menrolesproject has proposed a thematic panel on Men, work and care in contemporary families (more info here).

“In recent decades, the new social role of women, female educational advancement, and the gradual weakening of men in the labor market, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crisis, have strongly affected men’s identities and roles and their educational, labor, conjugal and reproductive trajectories. As a matter of fact, men have gone from being mere economic providers and protectors to adopting a larger and more significant role as caregivers in contemporary families. Caring is a competence that is acquired through dedication and practice, but learning to care is not offered equally to women and men in different social and public policy contexts. For instance, maternity and paternity leave often consider mothers and fathers differently and, therefore, do not take advantage of the human and care capital of both parents to enhance children’s wellbeing and gender equality. Consequently, women are absent longer from their jobs when children are born, which generally constitutes a penalty in their work trajectories. An increasing number of studies show, however, that men’s use of parental leave alone is associated with a greater long-term involvement in domestic and care tasks. In addition, men’s involvement may not only differ in terms of total time investments but also with regard to the dimensions of care in which women and men engage. The empirical evidence suggests that it is not so much the amount of time per se that matters for a father-child relationship but, rather, the extent to which men are transforming their identities and practices as fathers. This panel aims to analyze the role of men in family dynamics, with special emphasis on care. We will study the changes in men’s attitudes, values and behavior concerning both their breadwinner and nurturing role over time. Special attention will be paid to comparative studies, those that investigate the new role of men as partners, parents and care providers from a longitudinal approach, and those that deal in a novel way with theoretical, methodological or political issues about nurturing and practical care. Studies that address the importance of men being involved in the care of children and/or dependants, as well as the potential of public policies and normative changes in workplaces for the encouragement of shared caring responsibilities and the promotion of family life-work balance for both women and men will also be appreciated.”

Interested in the topic?

Send us your proposal.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in June 2019!

04 nov 2018


By There are no tags 0 comments

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: &


El pasado mes de junio el Congreso dio el primer paso para equiparar los permisos de maternidad y paternidad. Hemos hablado con @_Veronique_F de la @agencia_sinc sobre esta medida, relacionada con la corresponsabilidad en los cuidados de los hijos y la lucha contra la discriminación laboral de la mujer.
Podéis leer el reportaje completo aquí 

Fathers, Childcare and Work: Cultures, Practices and Policies (2018). R. Musumeci and A. Santero (Eds). Bradford: Emerald Publishing Limited.

The work-life balance of fathers has increasingly come under scrutiny in political and academic debates. This collection brings together qualitative and quantitative empirical analyses to explore fathers’ approaches to reconciling paid work and care responsibilities. Taking a global perspective, contributors explore how fathers realize and represent their gendered work-care balance and how enterprises and experts, in country specific institutional context, provide formal and informal resources, constrains, expectations and social norms that shape their practices. Chapters explore how fathers from different social and economic backgrounds fullfil their roles both within the family and in the workplace, and what support they rely on in combining these roles. Further, the collection explores an area of research that has been little investigated: the role played by organizational cultures and experts (such as obstetricians, gynaecologists, paediatricians and psychologists) in shaping notions of ‘good’ fatherhood and fathering, to which individuals are required to confirm, and to which they, variously, comply or resist.

Table of contents

El pasado 22 de febrero participamos en el programa vespertino “La buena tarde” de la Radio Televisión del Principado de Asturias (RTPA) para hablar de la desigualdad entre mujeres y hombres en los cuidados. ¿Por qué los hombres dedican menos tiempo a cuidar? ¿Qué consecuencias tiene sobre las carreras profesionales de las mujeres?


Primer audio (de 4), 00:39:29


20 feb 2018


By There are no tags 0 comments

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).

More info

Also here

21 dic 2017

Families in the 21st century

By There are no tags 0 comments

Families in the 21st century. Gosta Esping-Andersen. SNS Förlag 2016




Executive summary


Chapter 1.- The return of the family

Chapter 2.- Gender Egalitarianism and Family Revival

Chapter 3.- Inequalities and Children’s Life Chances




You can download this document here

There are large differences between the lives of women and men in Europe, but there are also similarities. The new digital publication The life of women and men in Europe —a statistical portrait aims at comparing women and men in their daily lives. It also shows how similar or different the everyday life of women and men is in European countries.

This digital publication containing short texts, interactive visualisation tools, infographics, photos, etc. has been developed by Eurostat in collaboration with the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States and the EFTA countries and is available in most of their official languages.
For the English version, go here
For the Spanish one, go here

1 2 3 4 6
Copyright 2015 MenRolesProject. Design by Veintemillas