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 date8/08/1631/07/21


  • European Research Council

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  • Research Output

    Class differences in establishment pathways to fatherhood wage premiums

    Cooke, L. P. & Fuller, S., 8 May 2018, In : Journal of Marriage and Family. 80, 3, p. 737-751 15 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Pathology of Patriarchy and Family Inequalities

    Cooke, L., Aug 2018, Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas. Cahn, N., Carbone, J., Wilcox, W. B. & DeRose, L. (eds.). Cambridge: University of Cambridge, p. 237-260 24 p.

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    Productivity or Gender? The Impact of Domestic Tasks Across the Wage Distribution

    Cooke, L. & Hook, J., 8 May 2018, In : Journal of Marriage and Family. 80, 3, p. 721-736 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    79 Downloads (Pure)