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Appel à communication – “Work-family reconciliation policies, processes, and gender (in)equalities”

2018 WFRN Conference
Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research
June 21-23, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

 APPEL A COMMUNICATION : “Work-family reconciliation policies, processes, and gender (in)equalities” 

Over the past decade, work-family research has been increasingly concerned with exploring how policies influence the gendered division of paid and unpaid work. Although existing studies have documented some short- and medium-term effects of work-family reconciliation policies, such as parental leave or childcare provision, progress towards gender equality as a result of existing policies has been slow. Most studies have focused on broad policy indicators at the national level rather than examining specific policy designs and packages. Due to data availability, some policy areas have received more attention than others. Moreover, more evidence is needed on the processes or mechanisms through which policies or institutional contexts affect gender inequalities at the individual or household level.

This session seeks to advance the academic debate on work-family reconciliation policies and social mechanisms by exploring the conceptualization or outcomes of policies or related processes which may (or fail to) promote greater gender equality. Examples for under-researched policy aspects include inter alia employer-provided policies, legal quotas for women on advisory boards, aspects of work flexibility, or childcare quality. We are inviting proposals for presentations that conceptualize or empirically investigate either the consequences of work-family reconciliation policies or under-researched processes through which institutions may impact gender (in)equalities in paid and unpaid work. Methodologically, promising approaches for exploring policy impact and processes include longitudinal data analyses, insightful comparisons within and across countries, as well as smaller-scale program interventions.

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words along with your name/contact and affiliationby the 18th of October 2017 to  Prof. Pia Schober
Ph.D. Chair of Microsociology Department of Sociology University of Tübingen Wilhelmstrasse 36 72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49(0)7071-29-73462 Mobile: +49(0)177-3754757
Email: pia.schober@uni-tuebingen.de

Work and Family Researchers Network 

Fathers’ Involvement across the Life Course, International workshop, Wissenschaftsforum, Berlin

Call for papers

Fathers’ Involvement across the Life Course

Fathers’ Involvement across the Life Course

In recent decades, an increasing number of mothers have remained in the workforce after having children, attitudes towards the role of fathers have changed, and public concerns over rising numbers of fathers living apart from their children have grown. As a consequence, the role of fathers in family life is attracting more scholarly attention. Despite this heightened attention, our understanding of paternal involvement is still limited. Research has often been bifurcated into studies which deal with either the parental involvement of resident fathers or the behaviour of non-resident fathers.

This workshop seeks to connect the research on residential and non-residential fatherhood. We are particularly interested in submissions that address the involvement of fathers across the life course. Quantitative as well as qualitative papers from sociology,
demography, political sciences, economics, and law are welcome.

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Compte rendu de Chantal Nicole-Drancourt (dir.), Conciliation travail – famille : attention travaux

Auteur(s) : Julie Landour, Centre Georg Simmel – EHESS

Landour Julie, Compte-rendu de Chantal Nicole-Drancourt (dir.), Conciliation travail – famille : attention travaux, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2009, Travail, genre et sociétés, n°29, pp. 227-229.

Cet ouvrage dirigé par Chantal Nicole-Drancourt propose un aperçu des recherches qui nourrissent un champ de recherche ancien, foisonnant et pourtant peu institué, celui de l’articulation des temps sociaux. Les nombreux auteurs de l’ouvrage, portés par l’impulsion européenne visant à rééquilibrer temps professionnel et temps familial, ont la volonté explicite de dépasser les débats qui ont traversé la sphère universitaire autour du terme « conciliation ». Ils contribuent à la dynamique de ce champ en train de se structurer : sociologues, démographes ou historien-ne-s ont ainsi participé à un dossier dédié à la conciliation dans les Cahiers du Genre, ainsi qu’au colloque organisé en septembre 2010 au CNAM à Paris (« Egalité hommes/femmes et articulation travail/famille : vers un nouveau modèle »), puis à la naissance, officialisée en juillet 2011 lors du Congrès de l’Association Française de Sociologie tenu à Grenoble, d’un groupe de recherche spécialisé, le GT 48 « ARTS » (Articulation vie professionnelle/vie familiale et recomposition des temps sociaux).

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