Curving Normality is an academic website and blog maintained by Rense Nieuwenhuis. Rense is employed as a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Twente. At the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) I work on my thesis, with the working title: The (in)compatibility of women’s fertility and employment in OECD countries, 1970-2000. Curving Normality is a platform for sharing a variety of my activities and interests. Academic life is full of events worth sharing. Also, I blog about some of the papers and books I read for research, and maintain a short list of selected data.
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The political context of single-parent families is particularly relevant, as single parenthood represents a new social risk with adverse outcomes. This open panel invites theory-driven empirical studies on the political context of single- parent families. We specifically invite papers that address: Social Policy Responses: descriptions and analyses of social policy innovations focused on single-parent families.… Continue Reading
Association, Aggregation, and Paradoxes: On the Positive Correlation Between Fertility and Women’s Employment
Can we use cross-country, macro-level correlations between fertility rates and women’s employment rates to study the extent to which women combine work and family? I tend to think this is not very fruitful. Today, the journal Demographic Research published my note on a recent macro-level article. In my note, titled Association, Aggregation, and Paradoxes: On… Continue Reading
For International Women’s day, I decided to summarise my research in five tweets: Motherhood is still associated with lower employment rates among women. Family policies matter: paid leave facilitates the employment of mothers, but family allowances stimulate the traditional breadwinner model. Work-Family reconciliation policies are most important to stimulate the employment of women with traditional… Continue Reading
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