BIGSSS, Universität Bremen
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Regular Ph.D. Fellow, Field B, Cohort 2015
A rapid rise of income inequality across a large number of countries witnessed in the recent decades is increasingly drawing attention of both academics and policy makers. It is now widely argued that high and rising income inequality has profound negative impacts both in economic and social domains – from slowing down of economic growth to undermining population health, among others. The issue that, however, so far has received a rather limited attention in these debates are the potential implications of the rising income inequality for gender relations and gender inequality, especially, in the household. And this is the area where my project aims to make a contribution. In particular, I analyse the impacts of increasing income inequality on gender division of housework and childcare across 19 developed countries.
Transformations of gender relations in a time of rising income inequality: The case of gender division of housework and childcare across different income classes