Family Change in Western and Non-Western Global Contexts: New Gender Models and Praxis

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 41 (Main Building)
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

As globalization intensifies, and women working in the paid labor force becomes a norm around the world, gender roles are increasingly in flux and being re-defined. Coupled with the spread of Western concepts such as women’s empowerment through employment and changing economic circumstances, breadwinning has in many Western and non-Western contexts become an integral part of motherhood. Concurrently, nurturance, at least among middle-class Western families, has become a recognized and at times, prized aspect of fatherhood.
Yet, despite a relatively large body of scholarship on this subject in the US and Europe, very few comparisons with other regions of the world exist. Most research on the work-family intersection, and specifically gender roles, focuses on the Western industrialized world. Nevertheless, there is growing evidence that similar changes are happening in non-Western societies as well. In particular, women as primary breadwinners are increasingly an important part of social life. This session will examine emerging and changing gender roles in industrialized and developing contexts.
Session Organizers:
Bahira TRASK, University of Delaware, USA and Barbara SETTLES, University of Delaware, USA
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Bahira TRASK, University of Delaware, USA; Kenny DAUGHTRY, Univ. of Delaware, USA
Women's Employment after the First Childbirth in Japan
Junko NISHIMURA, Meisei University, Japan
Gender and Family Transformation in Globalization's Wake: The Indo-Trinidadian Case
Kamini GRAHAME, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
His Money Is Theirs, and Her Money Is Hers Alone: Household Money Management in Two-Partner Russian Households
Alya GUSEVA, Boston University, USA; Dilyara IBRAGIMOVA, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Fluctuations and Paradoxes in Family Policy in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Zahra MAHDAVI MAZINANI, Imam Khomeini Research Institute, Iran
Practices in Egalitarian Partnerships: New Findings from German Families
Magdalena GERUM, German Youth Institute, Germany; Claudia ZERLE-ELSASSER, German Youth Institute, Germany; Karin JURCZYK, German Youth Institute, Germany
Gender Equality and Work-Family Spillover from a Cross-National Perspective
Gayle KAUFMAN, Davidson College, USA; Hiromi TANIGUCHI, University of Louisville, USA
Changing Gender Roles - Do Unmarried Cohabiting Men Have More Egalitarian Family Related Attitudes?
Kadri RAID, University of Tartu, Estonia; Kairi KASEARU, University of Tartu, Estonia
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