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Changing Families and Policy Innovations

The University of Twente organizes a mini-symposium titled “Changing Families and Policy Innovations“, preceding the public defense of my dissertation. This mini-symposium presents cutting-edge research on policy innovations and their impacts on the changing dynamics of families. Based on the analysis of newly collected international data this research highlights the latest findings on how family policies shape the daily lives of families across both high- and middle income countries.

  • Rense Nieuwenhuis (University of Twente; Swedish Institute for Social Research) combines institutional and demographic explanations of women’s employment and earnings inequality, discussing the main findings of his dissertation.
  • Janet Gornick (City University of New York; Director LIS Datacenter) presents ongoing research on inequality across the globe using the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) that now also includes middle-income countries.
  • Anne Gauthier (University of Calgary, NIDI) answers questions pertaining to stay-at-home mothers using comparative data from the Generations and Gender Project (GGP).
  • Laurie Maldonado (University of California, Los Angeles; LIS Datacenter) compares poverty among single parent families across countries.

Friday 10 January, 2014
10:30 – 13:00
University of Twente, Ravelijn Building (Room 1501)

If you happen to be in the neighborhood and want to attend, please drop me a line at rense.nieuwenhuis@sofi.su.se.

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