IWD Podcast: Gender inequalities in work and care

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

Helen Norman is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change at Leeds University Business School. Her research focuses on fathers and fatherhood, the gendered division of labour and gender inequalities in work, employment and family life. Helen is also interested in mothers' and their work-care trajectories after having children, as well as cross-national variations of work, employment and care practices. 
Jennifer Tomlinson is Professor of Gender and Employment Relations at the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change. Her research focuses on gender and social inequalities in organisational, occupational and labour market contexts. She has published on topics including: gender and part-time work; flexible working time arrangements; flexible careers; women returners and occupational gender segregation; and intersectional inequalities (gender and ethnicity) in career progression. She is currently investigating the sustainability of the Early Years sector during COVID.

Helen Norman and Jennifer Tomlinson

Professor Jennifer Tomlinson speaks to Dr Helen Norman about Helen’s research on what enables or hinders fathers’ childcare involvement, and how ways of working and caring in a child’s pre-school years sets up a pattern of caregiving that persists as the child grows older. 

Dr Norman’s previous and current research, discussed in this episode, is funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). 

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This podcast episode was recorded in March 2021 via remote recording. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available.

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