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In honor of International Women's Day (IWD), check out some of our publications about research on gender and gender equality. [...]
The Generations and Gender Programme, in cooperation with INED, is delighted to announce the 5th GGP Conference to be held 23-25 October 2019 in Paris. This international conference aims to bring together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey and invites them to present and discuss their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas among current as well as prospective GGP users, policy makers and the research community at large. [...]
The common heteronormative family –  two parents and children – has been joined by other family forms more and more in the last few decades. Today, there are plenty of different living arrangements and subsequent unions, separations and childbearing with multiple partners that contribute to the growing complexity of family ties, making households with multiple (step-) parental relationships and step- and half-siblings increasingly common. [...]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting takes place in Washington D.C. this February with exhibitors from across the world showcasing their research related to the theme of ‘Science Transcending Boundaries’.  [...]
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. [...]

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