CAGE-SMF Briefing: Productivity takes Leave?Tuesday 9 Oct 2018
Examining the Causes and Impact of Maternity Leave Policies on Academic Careers
Motherhood and professional advancements often conflict. Studies of female academics highlight gender disparities in senior ranks. One explanation for this inequality is unequal caregiving responsibilities borne by women, particularly early in their children’s lives.
At this event, Professor Vera Troeger of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick will ask whether different maternity leave provisions across UK higher education institutions exacerbate differences in the productivity, career paths and job satisfaction of female academics.
Vera will describe how outcomes for female academics vary, potentially as a result both of changes in UK law, and the wide variation in maternity leave benefits across the sector. She will also discuss why universities across the UK have implemented occupational maternity policies that vary largely with respect to their generosity.
Professor Vera Troeger
Professor of Quantitative Political Economy at the University of Warwick
Research Theme Leader, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy
Date and time
Tuesday 17 April 2018, 12:30 – 13:30
A light lunch will be served from 12:00
The event will include a Q&A session
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