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Research

Current projects:  

 Effects of the UK’s Lockdown between and within Gender: Exacerbating Existing Inequalities?

This project investigates the effect on gender inequality of the UK’s response to COVID-19, and the intersection of such inequality with other factors such as education, occupation and ethnicity. After reviewing the job losses and the furloughing of women and men that resulted from the lockdown, I ask: How has this affected the gender distribution of housework and childcare between partners; how do such effects vary for women with different levels of education, occupations and ethnic backgrounds; and what will the gender distribution of work in the family look like when the lockdown ends? This study is sited in the UK, a country with stark socio-economic inequality. The findings should inform future policy interventions in support of those women in greatest need.

For this project, I received a grant by the EUI.

Social Inequalities in the Cultural and Creative economy

In this project I work with a team of sociologist at the Edinburgh College of Art to gather evidence and raise awareness on the social inequalities existing in this particular sector of the economy. At the moment, I am looking at the concentration of second jobs among artists, which is unusually very high. 

You can read a short blogpost on the topic here.
 

PhD dissertation: 

Who is older? Gender and age differences in heterosexual couples

In this thesis I investigated the social and gendered patterns of age-difference between heterosexual
partners in Europe and beyond, and the causes behind such patterns.  Abstract