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Why Women Don’t Run: Experimental Evidence on Gender Differences in Political Competition Aversion
03/07/2015- News
Why Women Don’t Run: Experimental Evidence on Gender Differences in Political Competition Aversion
Women's underrepresentation in leadership positions has been well documented, but the reasons behind it are not well understood.

Researchers Jessica Preece and Olga Stoddard carry out a field experiment to test a prominent theory about the source of the gender gap in leadership ambition: women's higher aversion to competitive environments. Using politics as a context for our study, they employ two distinct subject pools–highly politically active individuals and workers from an online labor market. 

They find that priming individuals to consider the competitive nature of politics has a strong negative effect on women's interest in political office, but not on men's interest, hence significantly increasing the gender gap in leadership ambition.

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Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015
03/07/2015- Books & Reports
Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015
This publication presents the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the outcomes for immigrants and their children. It is the fruit of a joint co-operation between the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs) and the OECD’s International Migration Division, in the perspective of a regular monitoring of comparable indicators of integration across EU and OECD countries.
Call for papers: Evolutionary Demography Society 2015 Annual Meeting
15/07/2015- Call for papers
Call for papers: Evolutionary Demography Society 2015 Annual Meeting
The meeting will start on the morning of Monday, 5 October, and continue until lunch on Wednesday, 7 October. We have the possibility to hold one or two “skills workshops” on Wednesday afternoon. If you are interested in organizing and presenting such a workshop, please let us know. As in our past meetings, most talks will be 5-minute Lightning Talks. These work surprisingly well, and previous meeting attendees like them. You will have the option of displaying a poster to accompany your talk, or you can choose to do a poster without a talk. Please submit your abstract, or workshop proposal, to us as a Word document, at Include the names and affiliations of all authors, with the presenting author underlined. About 300 words should suffice.
Parenting and Post-Separation Contact in the UK
30/06/2015- News
Parenting and Post-Separation Contact in the UK
In the UK large numbers of children are not growing up living with both their parents, and separation is affecting them at younger ages. However, there is little research on the extent to which a father’s contact post-separation represents a continuation of his pre-separation involvement in the child’s life, and none that uses nationally representative data with parenting measured before and contact measured after separation.

Researchers Tina Haux, Lucinda Platt and Rachel Rosenberg exploit a longitudinal nationally representative data set of children born in the UK in 2000-2001 to uniquely address the links between pre-separation fathering and post-separation contact.

They find a positive association between more involved fathering prior to separation and more frequent contact after a split, though there is some variation according to the parenting measure and the type of contact outcome. They also find that time since separation decreases contact, while those who separate when their child is older have higher levels of contact, other things being equal.

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