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Jan Van Bavel, University of Leuven

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Title: The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Family Dynamics in Europe

Abstract:  Although men tended to receive more education than women in the past, the gender gap in education has reversed in recent decades in most Western and many non-Western countries. In this talk, I will discuss the main results of a major research project that aimed to investigate the implications of the reversal of the gender gap in advanced education for family life across European countries. I highlight the results about union formation and assortative mating, discuss our findings about union stability as well as about husbands’ and wives’ relative earnings. Finally, I present some first results from research about implications for fertility behavior. To conclude, I will reflect on implications for conventional theories used in family sociology and demography.

Co-sponsored by the Family Working Group

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February 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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