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Differences among regions in living arrangements over the life course
How do countries differ in decisions to live alone over the life course? Researchers at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics & Universidad Complutense looked at global patterns and trends of those living alone based on sex and age. They found cross-national differences by gender and country-specific trends, and concluded that living alone is related to levels of individualism. [...]
Exploring the accuracy of the motherhood earnings penalty in the 21st century
Muller, Hiekel & Liefbroer investigate whether the "motherhood (earnings) penalty" holds true in the 21st century. Their results show that family trajectories do indeed have long-lasting consequences for women's personal earnings and employment, with women who follow traditional family trajectories facing the highest penalties. [...]
Partnership patterns of migrants and their descendants
Much research has been dedicated to the family patterns of immigrants in Europe, but there are few cross-national comparisons. Tina Hannemann (University of Manchester), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews), Amparo González-Ferrer (CSIC Madrid), Ariane Pailhé (INED), Leen Rahnu (University of Tallinn), & Allan Puur (University of Tallinn) investigated marriage, divorce, and cohabitation habits among immigrants and their descendants in four very different European countries: the UK, Spain, France, and Estonia. [...]
The Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS) is an international scholarly journal publishing across the research – policy – practice – theory spectrum on issues that concern youth and young adults. The journal is an interdisciplinary journal providing high quality debate on the issues, experiences and policies that impact young people’s lives. It aims to be of relevance to researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers internationally. The journal publishes, theoretical and policy papers, and qualitative and quantitative analytical articles. [...]
The provision of quality and affordable housing is an important mechanism for tackling child poverty, promoting the social inclusion of children and minimising the risk of homelessness among children in the EU. This memo outlines the housing conditions experienced by children across the EU and describes actions taken by EU countries and at the European level to improve the situation. [...]
Extramarital childbearing, marriage and cohabitation in Iceland
In Iceland, 70 percent of children were conceived outside of marriage in 2018, yet marriage rates remain on par with the OECD average. Jónsson investigates whether the order of life course events, including cohabitation, marriage and childbirth, has changed over the past decades. [...]
Intergenerational transfers over the lifetime for men and women in Europe
Binder-Hammer and colleagues analysed gender differences in intergenerational transfers to children and the elderly across 15 European countries. They found significant gender differences across countries related to time allocated to paid and unpaid work as well as how much men and women benefit from the pension system. These gender differences varied between countries. [...]
This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. [...]
Gender & family attitudes and the division of unpaid labour in Italy
Campolo & colleagues used an innovative methodology to investigate the roles of endogeneity of fertility, as well as gender and family attitudes and the bargaining process between partners, in the division of unpaid care work within couples. [...]
Special Issue EditorDr. María José González WebsiteGuest Editor Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005, Barcelona, SpainInterests: family sociology; gender inequalities; childhood; family policies; social inequalities Special Issue Information Dear colleagues, [...]