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551 - Section on the Sociology of the Family. Gender, Work, and Family

Tue, August 15, 12:30 to 2:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Floor: Level 5, 513B

Session Submission Type: Paper Session 100min


This session explores gendered intersections of marriage, parenthood, and employment in the U.S., Europe, East Asia, and Nairobi. Papers included in the session are mixed-method, featuring restricted access long-form U.S. census data, primary interview data, and original primary data collected from mothers in an urban, high-poverty setting in Nairobi. Topics span historical change in ways gender, race-ethnicity, and economic resources influence early marriage formation, cross-national variation in ideologies of intensive mothering; cross-national variation in desired intentions and realized outcomes of fertility and wives employment trajectories; to whether expanded access to subsidized quality child care among high-poverty mothers increases use of care, employment, and earnings. Results deepen the evidence base on microinteractional dynamics and structural factors that constrain and facilitate gender equality in work and family.

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