Gender Equality, It’s About Time | Man Yee Kan

Free Event. Open to all members of the University. The seminar will be online for all MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with A to M. Contact Laura Montgomery for a Microsoft Teams Invite. MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with N to Z, as well as departmental faculty and researchers can join in person. The talk will be preceded by a light lunch at 12.30 for those attending.

Speaker: Man Yee Kan, Associate Professor in Sociology and Fellow of Linacre College

Location: Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 42-43 Park End Street OX1 1JD

OrganiserMichael Biggs, Department of Sociology

In the first part of the seminar, I will talk about my experience as a researcher focussing on topics of gender and explain why I think the study of time allocation is key to understanding the causes and consequences of gender inequalities. In the second part, I will present findings of gender equality trends in time use across East Asian and Western societies in the last three decades. The findings reveal that the closing of gender gaps in paid work, domestic work, and total work has stalled in the most recent decade in several countries. Cultural contexts and welfare policies play a key role in determining whether the gender revolution in the division of labour will stall or continue.

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