How do men and women in the UK work and live together in the 21st Century? How do they compare as children and how do parents shape their upbringing? What choices do we make academically, what are male and female attitudes towards family and relationships? How do men and women share childcare, and what career paths do they choose, or have forced upon them? And how do the two genders compare in retirement?
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has just awarded some of the country’s top social scientists £3 million to answer these and other questions that affect men and women and shape education, business, and public policies. Known as GeNet, this major gender studies project will be the most complete and comprehensive study of its kind.
The eight teams chosen to lead GeNet draw together experts in the social sciences, law and management from the universities of Cambridge, City, Essex, Oxford, London School of Economics (LSE), as well as the Institute of Education and the Open University. For the first time ever, they will share their diverse academic expertise to bring together an accurate picture of men and women’s working and domestic lives.
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