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Department projects

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Revealing Sources of Gendered Parenthood: A multi-method comparative study of the transition to parenthood in same-sex and opposite-sex couples
01/08/2018 - 31/07/2023

This project is the first to apply an inclusive, internationally
comparative, multi-methods approach to families to reveal the complex processes
that result in a gendered division of work. We do this by comparing
different-sex couples (DSC) to same-sex couples (SSC) focusin...

Integrating Research Infrastructure for European expertise on Inclusive Growth from data to policy
01/05/2017 - 30/04/2021

Referring to the increasingly challenging EU2020-ambitions of Inclusive Growth, the objectives of the InGRID-2 project are to advance the integration and innovation of distributed social sciences research infrastructures (RI) on ‘povety, living conditions and social policies’ ...

Gender differences in education: how do they come about?
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

Gender differences in educational outcomes have received much attention in Swedish and international debate. But how do they come about? There is a lack of empirical research on the processes behind the fact that girls and young women on average do better than males in school,...

Gender equality in careers: Roots and remedies
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

This project will explore new aspects about gender equality in the labor market, with a focus on differences in career achievements between men and women. The objective is to investigate the roots of gender inequality and potential reforms that can help increase equality. The ...

Reducing the Gender Pay Gap by Nudging Negotiations: Identifying Causal Mechanisms and Interventions
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

Gender differences in negotiation behavior are within both the economics and social psychology literatures suggested as one explanation for a persistent gender gap in labor market outcomes, especially for gender gaps at the top of the wage distribution. Simultaneously, negotia...

Expanding Rights in an Age of Retrenchment: Women, Social Movements and the Politics of Family Leave
04/09/2017 - 03/09/2019

Recent innovations in family policy extend parental leave benefits to fathers and establish paid family leave to care for non-child relatives, such as spouses and parents. Such policies seek to ease work-life tensions, yet there are considerable cross-country differences in th...

The Inequality of Crime. Trends in offending and victimization among social groups and communities
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Since the mid-1990s many countries have experienced a reduction of crime rates. Significant reductions were first recorded in the US. Subsequently, salient reductions of crime rates were noted in a number of other countries, not least in Western Europe. This decline of crime r...

Nudging gender equality in hiring and promotion in the labour market?
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Despite decades of policy efforts to increase gender equality in Sweden, there are still persistent gender differences in average wages and a clear glass-ceiling, i.e. a gender gap that increases with higher wages. Most previous research has focused on supply-side...


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