NEWFAMSTRAT - The New Shape of Family-Related Gender Stratification

Project: EU Commission

Project Details


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:
- within-gender differences in the individual sources of economic inequalities in their country context.
- Within-gender differences in the trade-off between paid and unpaid work and equity within households, and their impact on family stability in each country
- 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.

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. 
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/01/22


  • European Research Council

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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