We are happy to confirm that New Parents in Europe. Work-Care Practices, Gender Norms and Family Policies,
the follow up to our previous book Couples' Transitions to
Parenthood, will be available on May 2019. If you would like to get
more information, please click here.
to Gerlieke Veltkamp who finished and defended her thesis with the
title "Anticipating 'secure' developments: How pre- and postnatal
healthcare professionals work with risk and trust and (re)shape
mothers' and fathers' roles in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland"
We are thrilled to announce that Couples' Transitions to Parenthood
Analysing Gender and Work in Europe,
edited by Daniela Grunow and Marie Evertson, will be available on the
28th of October as hard copy. More information on the book can be found here. Red the first chapter of the book for free here! Click on the book to download the flyer:
We would like to congratulate our dear team member Katia Begall on
giving birth to her second daughter, Franka. We wish the family of four
great happiness and all the best.
Daniela Grunow and Marie Evertson held a session at the 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33) titled Analysing qualitative longitudinal couple data. A comparative perspective.
In this session, Gerlieke Veltkamp presented a work with Katia
Begall on the division of care and work before and after the first
birth in Dutch couples: a longitudinal mixed-method analysis. Alexandra
Ils presented her research on parenthood in media.
Alexandra Ils gave a talk about the portrayal of parents in newspaper media at the 8th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) in Dortmund, Germany.
Daniela Grunow and Sandra Buchler presented a research paper titled
“Gender Ideologies Across Europe: Testing a Multidimensional Framework” at the
Work and Family Researchers Network conference, June 22-25, in Washington, USA.
The research is co-authored by Katia Begall. Using a sample of 33 European
countries and latent class analysis, Begall, Buchler and Grunow find that
multi-dimensional ideologies, including intensive parenthood and egalitarian
essentialism, have largely replaced traditional ideologies. The next step of
the research is to examine how these multidimensional gender ideologies are
influenced by individual characteristics.
Gerlieke Veltkamp and
Alexandra Ils presented their research with Daniela Grunow on "Pre- and
postnatal healthcare and gendered parenting norms: A comparison of
professionals' views and practices in the Netherlands and Germany" at
the ESHMS 3rd Special Interest Meeting in Trondheim, Norway.
Daniela Grunow, Katia Begall and Sandra Buchler presented a paper on "Policy-Culture Gaps and the Role of Gender Norms" at the ESRA confrence in Reykjavik. The study examines which role gender norms play in
relation to policy frameworks (i.e. family policies),
how clear-cut gender norms acutally are withing countries and
investigates the fit between these norms and existing family policy
Katia Begall and Sandra Buchler presented their research from the
Apparent Project at the spring meeting of the Research Committee on
Social Stratification (RC28) of the International Sociological
Association in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The presentation was titled
"Policy-culture gaps and the role of gender norms".
We would like to welcome our new team member Alexandra Ils, who will work on the apparantNEWS project. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Daniela Grunow, Marysia Reimann, Katia
Begall and Sandra Buchler presented their research from the Apparent Project at
the 7th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) in
Madrid, Spain. Daniela Grunow and Marysia Reimann also participated in the
TransParent Symposium ‘Transition to the first child in Europe:
A crucial moment for gender (in)equality’ organized by Teresa Jurado from the
Daniela Grunow delivered one of the keynote
speeches at the conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research
(ECSR) in Berlin, Germany titled ‘Two Steps Forward, One and a Half Steps Back.
Gender, Work and Labour Division at the Transition to Parenthood’.
paper 'The Association between Norms and Actions: The Case of Men's
Participation in Housework' by Daniela Grunow and Nina Baur has been
published in Comparative Population Studies. The paper is available in
Englisch (http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/52677340/Grunow_Baur_2014_CoPS_EN.pdf) and German (http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/52677383/Grunow_Baur_2014_CoPS_DE.pdf).
We would like to
congratulate our team member Gerlieke, who gave birth to her son Thom.
We wish the growing family a happy and enjoyable time and all the best
for the future.
are happy to announce that our team member Katia gave birth to her
daughter Matilde. We wish all the best to the little family in this new stage of life.
Daniela Grunow 2013: Zwei Schritte vor, eineinhalb Schritte zurück. Geschlechtsspezifische Arbeitsteilung und Sozialisation aus Perspektive des Lebensverlaufs. (Two Steps forward, one-and-a-half Steps back. Gendered labor division and socialization from a life course perspective). In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation 2013(4) 384-398.
Daniela Grunow 2013:
Aufteilung von Erwerbs-, Haus- und Familienarbeit in Partnerschaften im
Beziehungsverlauf. Der Einfluss von Sozialpolitik in Europa. (Division
of paid and unpaid care work
among couples over time. The impact of social policies in
Europe.) In: Detlev Lück und Waltraud
Cornelißen (Eds.): Geschlechterunterschiede und Geschlechterunterscheidungen in Europa. 237-263.
Daniela Grunow, Silke Aisenbrey & Marie Evertsson 2013: Polityka Rodzinna, Wyksztalcenie I Kariera Zawodowa Matek W Niemczech, Stanach Zjed-noczonych I Szwecji. Übersetzung des Artikels ‘Familienpolitik, Bildungund Berufskarrieren von Müttern in Deutschland, USA und Schweden. (Family Policy, Education, and Employment Careers of Mothers in Germany, the U.S. and Sweden) In: Roczniki Nauk Społecznych 40/IV.
are very pleased to announce that Dr. Sandra Buchler joins our team as
associate member. Sandra comes to us from the University of Bamberg,
where she was involved in the eduLIFE
project. Her current research focuses include how first births
influence attitudes towards gender roles, the influence of gender on
transitions into the labour market and happiness. We wish her a very
warm welcome and are looking forward working together.
John decided to leave the APPARENT project at the end of January. We wish her all
the best and every success in her future endeavours.
are happy to announce that our team member Gerlieke gave birth to her
daughter Marie. The little family feels well and can experience
parenthood from now on not only through an academic lens.
APPARENT in the media (German article: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, January 15th 2012)
"Falling into the working trap
Most fathers would like
to spend more time with the family. Instead, fathers work even
more. Who is responsible for this discrepancy between desires and
reality? ..." read more
APPARENT in the media (German article: Der Tagesspiegel, August 28th 2011)
"Families today - what does it mean to be a good father?
The new fathers take
up parental leave, show more emotions and are considerably more often
present at home compared to the past. The question is if this is true.
Searching answers from men, scientists, philosophers
and statistics ..."
the 1st of June the first wave of fieldwork in Poland will
start. 25 couples who are now expecting their first child will be interviewed
about their experiences, ideals and plans regarding pregnancy and the
birth of their first child.