Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy

NEWFAMSTRAT: The New Shape of Family-Related Gender Stratification

Principal Investigator: Lynn Prince Cooke

Funder: This project has recieved funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 680958)

Duration: 01 August 2016 – 31 July 2021

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About the project

The objective of this research is to map how within-gender differences in employment, earning and domestic divisions predicted by partnership and parenthood vary among and between women and men in Finland, Germany, and the UK. The three countries were chosen for their contrasting gender, labour market, and welfare regimes. 

The comprehensive map of the “shape” of family-related gender inequalities will be achieved via four comparative subprojects exploring:

  1.  within-gender differences in the individual sources of economic inequalities in their country context
  2. Within-gender differences in the tradeoff between paid and unpaid work and equity within households, and their impact on family stability in each country
  3. Employer hiring preferences at the intersection of gender, family, and class in Finland, Germany and the UK. The role of firms in family-related earnings inequalities
  4. The contribution of employer wage discrimination to gender-class earnings inequalities predicted by partnership and parenthood in Finland and Germany

Data include several existing national panel and linked employee-employer panel datasets, as well as new primary data to be gathered on real-time employer hiring decisions via co-ordinated field correspondence studies. 

For information about the project, please visit the NEWFAMSTRAT website

Find out more about this project

PI: Lynn Prince Cooke

Email: l.p.cooke@bath.ac.uk 

Phone: +44 (0)1225 383074