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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. [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
This workshop, held 1-2 October 2020 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will consider two different aspects of gender wealth inequality: between households and within the household. [...]
Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. [...]
This new policy brief from United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) discusses the need for countries in the region to address the potential disadvantages women may face due to population ageing. Gender- and age-responsive reforms must consider the multiple dimensions of gender inequality manifest in ageing societies. [...]
How can organisations ease work limitations of older workers suffering from chronic health conditions?
Anushiya Vanajan (NIDI and University of Groningen) and colleagues used data from the Netherlands to compare the associations between three flexible work arrangements and severe health-related work limitations among older workers. Working time flexibility was associated with fewer health-related work limitations, while work place flexibility and phased retirement were not. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is "Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences". Submissions to the Call for Papers are welcome until 31 July. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. [...]