Unpaid Caregiving and Tradeoffs in Sweden, Canada & the UK: A Time Use Perspective

G07 Birmingham Business School University House
Wednesday 20 March 2019 (13:00-14:00)

We welcome you to attend the next instalment of the Department of Management Seminar Series 2018 – 2019.

Guest speaker: Professor Maria Stanfors of Lund University’s School of Economics & Management (LUSEM), Sweden

The presentation will talk about two empirical studies combining time tradeoffs and stress experience among older adults.

Maria’s research interests include the economic histories of education, female labour force participation, housework, and family formation, as well as the interrelationships between them. She runs parallel projects on past and present gender differentials in labour market outcomes (focusing on wages, careers and union membership); gender and time allocation; family formation (particularly fertility) differentials across educational and occupational groups; contraceptive use across the world; and the role of assortative mating for income inequality in present-day Europe.

Some of her research projects deal with present-day contexts (Sweden, EU, SSA, and the US) where she typically make use of large scale surveys (SILC, DHS, NSFG) and Swedish register data. In her historical projects she works with data that from the HILMA-database, which contains demographic and socio-economic data at individual level for a variety of industries and banking and insurance and for other groups of white-collar workers in the private sector in Sweden during the period 1890-1940.

Light refreshments are included.

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