Second Gazette of 2020 is out!

Our second and final newsletter of 2020 is now available – please find it in the ‘Newsletters’ tab or here.

This Gazette includes recent publications of our members, announcements, a list of new members, and much more.

RC06 wishes all members a wonderful festive season.

Education and two types of capitalism. Evidence from Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam

Our guest blogger Lukasz Czarnecki looks at families and educational opportunities of in three countries, which represent two different types of the capitalism. Lukasz is trained in both sociology and law, he hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Strasbourg (France) and Mexico (UNAM), and Law from the Jagiellonian University Law and Administration School.
With its diverse mix of historical-comparative, qualitative, and quantitative methods, his research lies at the intersection of sociology and law from the Global South.

2019 Ha Noi Conference

International Conference The Family in Modern and Global Societies: Persistence and Change started today in Ha Noi! The conference is co-organized by RC06 and Vietnam Sociological Association. The conference program here

What is responsible fatherhood? Insights from a case study of narratives by Finnish fathers

Our new entry is by Petteri Eerola on responsible fatherhood in Finland. Dr. Petteri Eerola, PhD (education), MA (sociology), is postdoctoral research fellow at Tampere University, Finland, and honorary research fellow at University College London. He gained his PhD at the University of Jyväskylä in 2015. His research focuses on fatherhood, parenting, families and family life. His recent publications include ‘How to unravel conceptualizations of “in/equality” in early childhood education and childcare system?’ (in Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2019, with M. Paananen, K. Repo and M. Alasuutari), ‘Rationalizing early childhood education and care in the local context: A case study of Finnish municipalities’ (in The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education: Does Equal Access Matter?, in press, with M. Alasuutari, K. Karila, A. Kuukka and A. Siippainen), ‘Fathers’ narratives on support and agency: a case study of fathers in a Finnish child welfare NGO’ (in Nordic Social Work Research, 2017, with J. Mykkänen, H. Forsberg and L. Autonen-Vaaraniemi); ‘Finland’ (in Father Involvement in the Early Years. An International Comparison of Policy and Practice, 2016, with J. Huttunen) and ‘Paternal masculinities in early fatherhood: dominant and counter narratives by Finnish first-time fathers’ (in Journal of Family Issues, 2015, with J. Mykkänen).

Does casual employment reduce work-family conflict?

Inga Laß is our August Guest blogger. Inga Laß is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Bielefeld University. Her research focuses on the interplay between employment, individual well-being and family life. Her work has recently been published in the European Sociological Review, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Social Indicators Research. In her blog post she discuss the intensity of family-work conflict and the type of employment contract in Australian families.