Caregiving responsibilities at home may impact working mothers’ intentions to expand family

Woman cooking in kitchen

A study published in the European Sociological Review by former HCPDS Graduate Student Affiliate Sinn Won Han, current HCPDS Graduate Student Affiliate Ohjae Gowen, and HCPDS faculty member Mary Brinton expands recent research that shows an increase in both female labor force participation and fertility rates (a change signaling possible greater gender equality within the household) by looking at the impact of the persistent “gender-role ideology” that continues to prioritize…

How do gender equality and perceived economic insecurity influence fertility intentions in Spain?

Head shot of Xiana Bueno and Mary Brinton

Gender equality is positively associated with fertility, whereas perceived economic uncertainty tends to contribute to lower fertility. Recent postdoc fellow Xiana Bueno and faculty member Mary Brinton have authored a paper published in Population Studies that explores what happens when these two different factors intersect in Spain.

Mary Brinton appointed director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University

Congratulations to Harvard Pop Center faculty member and Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology Mary C. Brinton, PhD, who has been named the director of the Harvard institute that supports research on Japan and provides a forum for related academic activities and the exchange of ideas.