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Call for papers
Call for Papers
International Conference: Gender and Social Inequality in Fertility
Oslo, 21-22 March 2024

The aim of this conference is to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the factors driving fertility development in industrialized countries. Papers will address questions such as why fertility trends differ between men and women, and how social inequality might explain variation in people’s childbearing choices.

The organisers welcome papers with both national and cross-national perspectives. Submissions that empirically examine the stratification of fertility preferences and behavior are encouraged, but they are also open for theoretical reflections on gender inequality and social inequality in fertility. 

Keynote speakers: 

  • Arnstein Aassve, Bocconi University 
  • Nicole Hiekel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research 

The conference will contain both oral presentations and a poster session (with a best poster award). 

The conference is part of the research project “Falling Fertility and Rising Social 
Inequalities”, principal investigator Trude Lappegård, supported by the Research 
Council of Norway. 

Please send your abstract (max 500 words) using link below by December 11, 2023. Notification will be sent by early January 2024. 

Organizing committee: 

  • Trude Lappegård, University of Oslo 
  • Elisa Brini, University of Oslo 
  • Axel Peter Kristensen, University of Oslo