Gender, career and childcare responsibilities among economists
The project is part of CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality.
Background: Gender Gap in Career and Salary
Earlier studies have shown a gap in career and wages between female and male economists especially related to children and childcare responsibilities – not sufficiently explained by differences in preferences.
Project Approach: New survey
Econa has asked CORE, Center for Research on Gender Equality, at the Institute for Social Research to follow up the PhD-study "Career, competency realization and care responsibility in elite professions" (Halrynjo 2010) with a new survey that can provide updated knowledge of the situation among female and male economists.
The survey will provide answers to questions such as:
- How equal / unequal are the careers of female and male economists?
- Has the career gap diminished in the last decade?
- Is career, pay and responsibility as important to women as to men?
- Can gender differences in career and wages be explained by women having different preferences than men? Or is it more about different conditions for career?
- Do economists prefer gender equal or gender traditional work-family adaptation? Has it changed in the last decade?
- How do economists distribute responsibility for children and family logistics? Who has "ground crew" at home?
- Has the work-family adaptation become more gender equal and what does family and care responsibilities mean for a career?
- What requirements and expectations do economists feel that they have to handle at different job levels and in different sectors, and what requirements and expectations are perceived as compatible / incompatible with different life situations?
- What differences can we identify between different sectors / industries / type jobs?
|Sigtona Halrynjo Senior Resarch Fellow||PhD||+47 481 21 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Silje Bringsrud Fekjær (OsloMet)|