Events

Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
26-27 March 2009

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Conference Programme ( pdf):

Thursday 26 March 2009

10.00-10.30  Registration and coffee
10.30-11.00
Welcome
11.00-13.00 Session 1
Stream A: Careers and household time use (more details)
Stream B:
Family and well-being (more details)
13.00-14.00  Lunch
14.00-16.00  Session 2
Stream A:
Work-life balance (more details)
Stream B: Employment and equality (more details)
16.00-16.30  Coffee and biscuits
16.30-18.30
Pleanary session: Work-family balance

Families without borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions
Judy Wajcman (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Work-family reconciliation policies: What are the implications for gender equality?
(Presentation)
Janet Gornick (The Graduate Center/CUNY)

Chair: Fiona Williams (University of Leeds)
19.00-19.30
Wine reception
19.30
Dinner


Friday 27 March 2009

  9.30-10.00  Coffee
10.00-12.00
Workshops
Workshop A: Within-household finances (more details)
Workshop B: Risk, transitions and identities (more details)
12.00-13.00
Films from the TUC Equal Pay Archive
“The Equal Pay Story: Scenes from a turbulent history”
“Sweeping the Board: Belfast cleaners win equal pay victory”
13.00-14.00
Lunch
14.00-16.00
Plenary session: Gender equality and well-being

Mothers, fathers, or parents at home and at work
Michael Lamb (University of Cambridge)

Women's health in a post war birth cohort study: evidence for lifetime social and gender inequalities
Diana Kuh (University College London)

Chair: Jacqueline Scott (University of Cambridge)
16.00-16.30
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Thursday 26 March 2009, 11.00-13.00 (Session 1)

Stream A: Careers and household time use

1. Half way to gender equality in work? Evidence from time use data (Presentation)
Jonathan Gershuny and Man Yee Kan (University of Oxford)
2. Work-life occupational career mobility: Changing gender differences?
(Presentation)
Erzsebet Bukodi and Shirley Dex (Institute of Education, University of London)
3. Part-time working and pay amongst mothers of the Millennium Cohort
(Presentation)
Jenny Neuburger, Heather Joshi and Shirley Dex (Institute of Education, University of London)

Chair:
Jacqueline Scott (University of Cambridge)


Stream B:
Family and well-being

1. Early maternal employment and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from the UK and the US (Presentation)
Denise D. Hawkes (Institute of Education, University of London) and Danielle A. Crosby (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
2. Pathways to economic and psychological well-being among teenage mothers in Great Britain (Presentation)
Ela Polek and Ingrid Schoon (Institute of Education, University of London)
3. Gender differences in educational attainment: influences of the family environment and parent's mental well being
Fiona Mensah and Kathleen Kiernan (University of York)

Chair: Anke Plagnol (University of Cambridge)

Thursday 26 March 2009, 14.00-16.00 (Session 2)

Stream A: Work-life balance


1. Partner's relative earnings and the domestic division of labour
(Presentation)
Rosemary Crompton (City University, London) and Clare Lyonette (University of Warwick)
2. The parenthood effect: what explains the increase in gender inequality when British couples become parents? (Presentation)
Pia Schober (London School of Economics and Political Science)
3. Juggling work and family: Work life conflict across four European countries (Presentation)
Jacqueline Scott and Anke Plagnol (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Shirley Dex (Institute of Education, University of London)


Stream B: Employment and equality

1. Global flows and local labour: transnational migration and precarious labour (Presentation)
Linda McDowell (University of Oxford), Adina Batnitzky (University of Texas, Austin) and Sarah Dyer (University of Manchester)
2. Addressing gender equity: A role for 'reflexive regulation'?

Colm McLaughlin (University College Dublin) and Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge)
3. Changes and continuities in women's work. Reflections on ‘Women on the Line’.
(Presentation)
Miriam Glucksmann (University of Essex)

Chair: Fiona Williams (University of Leeds)


Friday 27 March 2009, 10.00-12.00 (Workshops)

Workshop A: Within-household finances

Organised by Sue Himmelweit, Fran Bennett and Holly Sutherland

1. Togetherness and autonomy in low/moderate-income couples (Presentation)
Fran Bennett (University of Oxford) and Sirin Sung (Queen’s University, Belfast)
2. Cooperation and conflict within couples: the gendered distribution of entitlement to household income (Presentation)
Jerome De Henau and Sue Himmelweit (Open University)
3. Income inequality within couples and ‘redistribution’ through the tax-benefit system: the case of the UK (Presentation)
Holly Sutherland (University of Essex)

Chair: Jan Pahl (University of Kent)

Discussants: Tania Burchardt (LSE) and Debora Price (King’s College London)


Workshop B: Risk, transitions and identities

1. Gendered pathways to adulthood: Select findings from cross cohort comparisons (Presentation)
Wendy Sigle-Rushton (London School of Economics and Political Science)
2. The interplays of gender and cohort with childhood antecedents of adult outcomes (Presentation)
John Hobcraft (University of York)
3. High hopes in a changing world: Social disadvantage and educational aspirations in three age cohorts (Presentation)
Ingrid Schoon and Ela Polek (Institute of Education, University of London)

Chair: Jacqueline Scott (University of Cambridge)



Organised by Prof Jackie Scott and Dr Anke Plagnol, ESRC Gender Equality Network, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ. With support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

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