CFPR invites you to the Distinguished Public Lecture on Family & Population by Professor Mary Brinton from Harvard University on 19 January 2017 that touches on Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore.
Her research analyzes the social and economic reasons behind very low fertility in postindustrial countries, with particular emphasis on gender-role ideologies that place a high value on intensive motherhood while also encouraging women to participate in the labor force. The persistence of gender essentialism—a focus on women’s essential role as the primary caregiver—coupled with women’s full-time employment translates into two full-time jobs for women with children. This makes the balancing act between work and family highly problematic. This research thus points to the necessity for changes in working conditions and in social norms regarding gender roles, in addition to redoubled efforts with regard to policy solutions.
The event is jointly organized by the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) and Global Asia Institute (GAI), National University of Singapore (NUS).
Admission is free but registration is required.
Zuraihah Binte MOHAMAD :: Management Assistant Officer, Centre for Family and Population Research :: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences :: Ventus (University Campus Infrastructure), Unit #03-01, 8 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119246:: +65 66015387 (DID):: email@example.com (E) :: nus.edu.sg (W) :: Company Registration No: 200604346E
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