Prof Marie Evertsson

Affiliations:
Email: marie.evertsson@sofi.su.se
Mobile: +46 709 22 03 85
Phone: +46 8 162 698
Address: Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden


Description

Marie Evertsson is Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). She is a member of the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SPaDE) and she was a co-director of the Swedish Level of Living Survey 2010, conducted by SOFI.

Evertsson’s research focus on gender inequalities in the home and in the labor market. She analyses the gendered division of paid and unpaid work and the degree to which family leave policies and career interruptions influence women's and men's labor market outcomes.

Currently, she studies the transition to parenthood and the division of care and paid work in different-sex and same-sex couples in Sweden and the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and the US. This research is made possible with the European Research Council Consolidator Grant; GENPARENT (ERC CoG # 771770). The Swedish part of the project is also supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte Dnr. 2014-2347).

In an internationally comparative project, she studies how the transition to parenthood is structured by family policies and gender ideology. The Transparent project is part of a cross-national collaboration including Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Poland and the Czech Repbulic. Evertsson is coordinating the network together with Prof. Daniela Grunow, Goethe University of Frankfurt and the first edited volume is published by Edward Elgar; Couples' Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe.

Three recent publications (in English):

  • Evertsson, Marie and Katarina Boye. 2018 “The
    transition to parenthood and the division of parental leave in different-sex
    and female same-sex couples in Sweden” European Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcy027

  • Evertsson, Marie, Katarina Boye and Jeylan Erman.
    2018. “Fathers on-call? A study on the sharing of care work between parents in
    Sweden” Demographic Research 39: 33-60.

  • Evertsson, Marie. 2016. "Parental
    leave and careers - Women and men's wages after parental leave in Sweden"
    Advances in Life Course Research 29: 26-40.



Three frequently cited works:

  • Evertsson, Marie. 2013. “The Importance of
    Work: Changing Work Commitment Following the Transition to Motherhood” Acta Sociologica
    56: 139-153.

  • Aisenbrey, Silke, Marie Evertsson and Daniela Grunow. 2009. ”Is there a Career Penalty for Mothers’ Time Out? A Comparison of Germany, Sweden and the United States.” Social Forces 88: 573-606.

  • Evertsson, Marie and Magnus Nermo. 2004 "Dependence within families and the Division of Labour: Comparing Sweden and the United States" Journal of Marriage and Family 66:1272-1286.



Projects

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...


Fördelning av föräldraledighet och förvärvsarbete i heterosexuella och kvinnliga samkönade par. Vilken betydelse har specialisering, genus och arbetsgivares agerande för löneutvecklingen?
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

This project focuses on the transition to parenthood as a critical juncture in producing gender inequalities in the labor market. Women’s and men’s work and wage careers develop in a similar manner until the couple has children. After this, women’s wage development and career ...


Fördelning av föräldraledighet och förvärvsarbete i heterosexuella och kvinnliga samkönade par. Vilken betydelse har specialisering, genus och arbetsgivares agerande för löneutvecklingen?
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

This project focuses on the transition to parenthood as a critical juncture in producing gender inequalities in the labor market. Women’s and men’s work and wage careers develop in a similar manner until the couple has children. After this, women’s wage development and career ...


Between dream and reality. International and national studies of parenting and work from a gender perspective
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
As part of an international collaboration, this project studies how dual earner couples negotiate and decide about the division of paid and unpaid work and how these processes and outcomes differ across welfare regimes. By combining qualitative interviews with quantitative method...

Föräldraledighet och arbetsmarknadsutfall - betydelsen av föräldraledighetens längd och utnyttjande av tillfällig föräldrapenning för kvinnors och mäns lön och karriär
Det övergripande syftet är att ta ett helhetsgrepp på kvinnors och mäns karriärmöjligheter efter en föräldraledighet samt under, respektive efter, perioder av tillfällig föräldrapenning. Vi kommer att studera vilka konsekvenser föräldraledighetsuttag har för kvinnor och mäns inko...


Collaborating with

Duvander, Ann-Zofie

Ann-Zofie Duvander is associate professor of Sociology and Demography. Her research interests include family policy, family dynamics as well as the family and work-connection. She is an expert on parental leave policies in Sweden, with a special focus on leave taken by fathers...


Last updated on 2018-06-08 at 14:48