ESA RN14 Conference: Gender and Employment in Europe across the Lifecourse, Sept 6-7, 2012
Call for Papers



Gender and employment in Europe across the lifecourse

Call for Papers

National University of Ireland, Galway, 6/7th September, 2012

Keynote speaker: Professor Nicky Le Feuvre, University of Lausanne

We are inviting abstracts for the mid-term Conference of the European Sociological Associationís Research Network 14: Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State.

The aim of this conference will be to highlight and discuss recent cutting-edge research into the current position of Gender Relations in European Labour Markets and Welfare States and consider what achievements have been made and what challenges remain. This should enable discussions about future developments, Europe-wide, interdisciplinary learning and attempts to influence policy. All papers should consider current economic and policy developments at a comparative, European, national and/or regional level.

In particular, we encourage submission of abstracts on the following themes:

Gender and employment throughout the lifecourse; caring, location

Work-life balance;

Gender perspectives on older workers including retirement and pensions

Impact of economic crisis on gender relations

Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted to the RN convenors by 16 April, 2012. Please include information on the theoretical and methodological approach as well as the key argument and/or findings of the proposed paper. Abstracts with more than one author should indicate one contact for communication.

Presenters will be sent an email informing them whether their abstract has been accepted in the course of May 2012. If you have not heard from us by 31st May, 2012 please contact us urgently. Presenters whose papers have been accepted must register for the conference by July 15th 2012 or their presentation will be removed from the programme.

Conference Organising Committee:

Aine Ni Leime, National University of Ireland:

Emma Calvert, Queens University,

Nata Duvvury, National University of Ireland,Galway:


Vanessa Beck, University of Leicester: