We are looking forward to attending the conference “Changing Gender Inequalities, Changing Families?”, which will be held in Leuven, Belgium, on 7-8 December 2017.
Our talk will focus on the relationship between education and men’s involvement in homework and child care. In particular, we will present a joint paper entitled Studying Care, Doing Care: Does Type of Education Affect Men’s Involvement in Unpaid Work? A Comparison between Norway, Austria and Poland. Among the vast literature on the gender division of unpaid work and the so-called “new fathers”, it is a consolidated evidence that not only her but also his level of education matter. However, although shown relevant for other behaviors such as first union or first child, to the best of our knowledge no study has so far examined the role of type of education for men’s share of domestic and care work. By drawing from the Generation and Gender Survey and by comparing three countries (Norway, Austria and Poland) with distinctive cultural and institutional settings, in this paper we focus on couples with young children and we explore whether, controlling for his and her level of education and labor market position, there is a higher time involvement in unpaid work among men trained in fields in which a large majority of students are women and where traditional stereotypical female qualities prevail such as those concerned with the care of individuals and/or which emphasize interpersonal skills compared to those in male-dominated technical fields.
This conference will be the closing event of the interesting project “Implications of the Shifting Gender Balance in Education for Reproductive Behaviour in Europe” (GENDERBALL), funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. The conference will take place at the Faculty Club in Leuven and currently there are about 50 confirmed participants from Europe and North America.
We thank Jan Van Bavel, principal investigator of the project, for this invitation.
MEN IN MOVEMENT, III
Decolonizing Masculinities: (Re)configuring Bodies, Affects and Politics
November 16th and 17th, 2017
More info here
02 oct 2017
This Special Collection of Demographic Research – edited by Trude Lappegård, Frances Goldscheider and Eva Bernhardt – “brings together new knowledge about the tight linkage between two halves of the gender revolution; i.e. women’s increase in labor market participation and men’s greater engagement in the private sphere. The collection illuminates the history and determinants of the changes in gendered labor force participation as well as their consequences for how couples organize their economic and family lives. There is a gap between equal sharing of economic and domestic responsibilities in most countries. Cross-national analyses demonstrate that structural differences – arising from public policies and economic forces that shape couples’ choices – are of greater importance than ideological differences. In addition, the collection shows the importance of employing a wide range of lenses through which to study such a massive phenomenon, including detailed case studies and multi-level comparative studies.”
Volume: 37 Article ID: 26 Pages: 853–866
Volume: 37 Article ID: 26 Pages: 853–866
Volume: 36 Article ID: 6 Pages: 173–226
Volume: 35 Article ID: 41 Pages: 1213–1244
Volume: 36 Article ID: 10 Pages: 307–338
Volume: 35 Article ID: 48 Pages: 1411–1440
Volume: 36 Article ID: 16 Pages: 501–524
Del 26 al 30 de junio tendrá lugar un curso titulado Baja natalidad, envejecimiento y Estado de Bienestar, dirigido por Pedro Requés – catedrático de geografía humana – en la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo de Santander.
Uno de los seminarios del curso se centrará en la Transición a la paternidad en España: el nuevo rol de los hombres en la dinámica familiar.
Os dejamos aquí el programa por si os interesa y queréis apuntaros.
Merecerá la pena el curso y, sin duda, Santander
Do you know the IMPLICA Project on promoting work-life balance from companies?
Your company can take part of this Project. They are looking for companies that want to participate in a case study of joint responsability for work-life balance in enterprises. All types of companies can participate, from family businesses and small businesses up to large multinational companies. To join, you only have to answer their questionnaire.
Have a look and involve your company!
La Asociación Educativa Dando Vueltas – Biraka organiza las II Jornadas de Apego, resiliencia y parentalidad positiva en Vitoria-Gasteiz los próximos días 10 y 11 de febrero.
Si os interesa, aquí encontraréis el enlace de acceso al formulario de inscripción, el programa y toda la información detallada de los contenidos de las jornadas. Una de las ponencias correrá a cargo de @RitxarBacete, especialista en género y masculinidades, que hablará de “Con P de Padre: Paternidades positivas, paternidades que transforman.”
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