Gender and Family

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The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

October 1, 2019

The dramatic transformation of family patterns in advanced capitalist societies has received much attention in both academia and the popular press. News coverage of family change in East Asia, especially, is fueling alarm and anxiety with frequent stories about how low-fertility rates are contributing to rapidly aging populations, an unsustainable trend given the fragility of pension programs specifically, and welfare systems generally.... Read more about The Rise of Non-Normative Households in South Korea

2019 Oct 11
Christina Cross

Christina Cross

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology (2019-2021)
Lecturer on Sociology (2019-20)
Assistant Professor of Sociology (effective July 2021)

Research interests: Families and children, race/ethnicity, social inequality, social demography, education.... Read more about Christina Cross

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2019 Apr 25

Çetin Çelik: Fears, Anxieties and Resources: Parental Strategies for Securing Children's Social Mobility in the Turkish Educational System

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 27 Kirkland Street, Goldman Room
Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar presentation by Çetin Çelik, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Koç University. Read more about Çetin Çelik: Fears, Anxieties and Resources: Parental Strategies for Securing Children's Social Mobility in the Turkish Educational System
2019 Mar 06

Sarah Thébaud: Can Work-Family Policy Use be De-Gendered? Unpacking the Effects of Financial Costs and Organizational Norms

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)
2019 Feb 11

Jocelyn Viterna: Pregnancy and the Forty-Year Prison Sentence: Countermovements, Targets and the Institutionalization of Social Movement Outcomes in Central America

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K050

Politics and Social Change Workshop presentation by Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Abstract
Recently, six Latin American nations have eliminated all legal exceptions to their already-strict anti-abortion laws. Yet despite passing increasing restrictions, only two of these six nations–El Salvador and Mexico–regularly send women to jail for committing abortion or abortion-related crimes. Why are new abortion laws enforced in some nations, but not in others?  Through a comparison of El Salvador and Nicaragua, this talk investigates why...

Read more about Jocelyn Viterna: Pregnancy and the Forty-Year Prison Sentence: Countermovements, Targets and the Institutionalization of Social Movement Outcomes in Central America

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