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Family and Children

An international conference on the causes, experiences and consequences of ART will take place in Wiesbaden on 11-12 September 2019.  The birth of the first child after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Great Britain in 1978 transformed public awareness of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). ART helps people who have medical or social barriers to having children. Advances and diversification in ART and broader social, demographic and economic changes in industrialised countries contributed to an increasing use of ART. [...]
Couples who are considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulties conceiving naturally, have always feared that this decision could harm their baby. A new study published in The Lancet shows that couples can opt for this intervention without worrying about increasing their baby's health risks. [...]
Having children requires a lot of energy and investment. But even in countries where contraceptives are readily available and widespread, where childbearing has become optional and financially expensive, and where there are significant compromises in terms of careers and other life goals, childbearing is not "out of fashion". [...]
The use of parental leave by fathers notably varies between countries. However, the underlying reasons for cross-country differences have not been explicitly studied. In a recent article, researchers Eleonora Mussino, Jussi Tervola and Ann-Zofie Duvander used migration between Finland and Sweden as an instrument to deconstruct the roles of policy design and social norms in the differences in take-up rates between these two countries. [...]
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on topics related to gender and family in the labor market. The goal is to create a regional platform for research on this topic. Submission is open to all researchers, but submissions of researchers from the CEE region are especially welcome. All aspects of gender and family-related issues in the labor market are of interest. The workshop will be followed by a mentoring event addressed to young researchers, helping them to define career goals and the steps needed to achieve them. [...]
IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2019 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2019 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 15 January 2019. [...]
Call for Contributions: A special issue of Social Sciences: "Family and Work: Parental Leave and Careers" [...]
In this book new mathematical and statistical techniques that permit more sophisticated analysis are refined and applied to questions of current concern in order to understand the forces that are driving the recent dramatic changes in family patterns. [...]
“Being a role-model” is said to be one of the most important parts of parenting. So, if we live in an egalitarian relationship, where paid and unpaid work are shared in equal parts, will our children take over these habits? [...]

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