Helen Eriksson receives funding for a project on population studies of parental leave

We are happy to congratulate Helen Eriksson who receives 5,9 million SEK from Forte for her project "A family decision? Population studies of parental leave at the gendered workplace".

Helen Eriksson. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University
Helen Eriksson. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Men and women in childless couples in Sweden spend roughly the same number of hours on paid and unpaid work. When the first child arrives, couples’ time divisions become gender unequal. This project will provide understanding of how the family decision to take leave is conditional on expectations of the gendered workplace and may provide new insights into how policy-making may benefit from a shift from the individual and couple to the workplace.

Read more about the project here!

The article was published 2021-10-11