Gender (In)Equality over the Life Course

A.H. Gauthier, I.E. Kotowska, D. Vono de Vilhena, L. Mencarini, T. Lappegard, M. Eeckhaut, M. Sweeney, M. Kreidl, Z. Žilinčíková, V. Bordone, B. Arpino, T. Hansen, B. Slagsvold

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The collection of articles included in this Discussion Paper captures the state-of-the-art research in the field of Gender (In)Equality. The contributions present in a condensed version the key theories, socio-demographic trends and remaining questions regarding gender (in)equality across multiple domains of life.

All of the articles also draw their empirical evidence from data from the Generations & Gender Programme (GGP). GGP is a social science research infrastructure devoted to the study of the life course and family dynamics.  


Introduction. Anne H. Gauthier and Irena E. KotowskaDoes Gender Equality Affect Fertility Decisions in Europe? Letizia MencariniGender Division Of Unpaid Work. Trude LappegårdWhat Place Does Female and Male Sterilisation Have in the Contraceptive Regimes of Europe? Mieke C. W. Eeckhaut and Megan M. SweeneyGender Gap in Repartnering. Martin Kreidl and Zuzana Žilinčíková Grandparenthood and Female Employment. Valeria Bordone and Bruno ArpinoGender Inequality in Late-Life Loneliness and Depression: A Comparative European Perspective. Thomas Hansen and Britt SlagsvoldConclusions. Anne H. Gauthier and Irena E. Kotowska Gauthier, Anne H.; Kotowska, Irena E. and Vono de Vilhena, Daniela (2018): Gender (In)Equality over the Life Course. Discussion Paper No. 10, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMax Planck Society for the Advancement of Science on behalf of the collaborative network "Population Europe"
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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