Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies Colloquium

Thursday, October 1, 2015
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
NWQ-B 7578

“Can Gender-Atypical Work/Family Arrangements ‘Unstall’ the Revolution?”
Speaker: Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor, Sociology UWM

News outlets are fond of reporting that rising numbers of parents are flouting traditional gender scripts to take on roles as “breadwinner” mothers or “stay-at-home” fathers and often argue that these trends are indicative of dramatic change in gender politics. What exactly are the trends and what does social science evidence have to say about their potential significance for greater gender egalitarianism? In this talk, Prof. Noelle Chesley will bring together findings from her own research and that of others to highlight the potential of individuals in gender-atypical work-family arrangements to bring about social change rooted in a greater range of choices in how individuals work for pay and raise children.

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