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Gender (In)Equality over the Life Course: Evidence from the Generations & Gender Programme

This collection of articles included in Population Europe’s Discussion Paper No. 10 captures the state-of-the-art research in the field of Gender (In)Equality based upon data from the Generations & Gender Programme.

The contributions present, in concise format, the key theories, socio-demographic trends and remaining questions regarding gender (in)equality across multiple domains of life.

All of the articles draw their empirical evidence from data from the Generations & Gender Programme’s open access datasets on life course and family dynamics.  


  1. Introduction. Anne H. Gauthier and Irena E. Kotowska
  2. Does Gender Equality Affect Fertility Decisions in Europe? Letizia Mencarini
  3. Gender Division Of Unpaid Work. Trude Lappegård
  4. What Place Does Female and Male Sterilisation Have in the Contraceptive Regimes of Europe? Mieke C. W. Eeckhaut and Megan M. Sweeney
  5. Gender Gap in Repartnering. Martin Kreidl and Zuzana Žilinčíková
  6. Grandparenthood and Female Employment. Valeria Bordone and Bruno Arpino
  7. Gender Inequality in Late-Life Loneliness and Depression: A Comparative European Perspective. Thomas Hansen and Britt Slagsvold
  8. Conclusions. Anne H. Gauthier and Irena E. Kotowska
Gauthier, Anne H.; Kotowska, Irena E. and Vono de Vilhena, Daniela (2018): Gender (In)Equality over the Life Course. Discussion Paper No. 10, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
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