I presented a poster presentation called “Do children keep their mother from working?” at a Ph.D. conference at the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies, University of Twente. I won the ‘Best Poster Award”!
The jury was pleased with a clear presentation of both the research question, and some selected findings. The poster presented some findings of a paper I’m currently working on, integrating institutional and demographic explanations of women’s employment. From the question-section of the poster:
Women?s employment rates have increased dramatically. Why?
- Institutional arrangements reduced role incompatibility between motherhood and employment.
- Demographic change towards lower fertility, lower marital rates, and higher education, made women?s employment more likely.
We answer three questions:
- How did levels of role incompatibility vary over time in industrialized countries?
- What explains levels of role incompatibility?
- Did lower incompatibility of roles contribute to women’s employment?
Since this is very much work in progress, I will not (yet) disseminate any findings, but it is very nice to give a heads up on what I’m currently working on. Below a picture of the poster, but please note that the resolution is intentionally kept low, since this is work in progress.