Families in the balance: reconciling paid work and parenthood – Book Now!

Published: 10 September 2009

Wednesday 14th October 2009
09:30 – 16:30

London School of Economics, Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA

Conference fee: £85

This one day national conference brings together academic experts and NatCen’s researchers to review the evidence on the effectiveness of current family-work reconciliation policies in meeting the needs of children, mothers and fathers and will consider how these policies should develop in the future.

Speakers will review developments in:

  • Family-friendly working policies and their contribution to gender equality in the workplace and at home
  • Childcare and early years policies, childcare use and child outcomes

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Margaret O’Brien, Co-Director of the Centre for Research on the Child and the Family at the University of East Anglia
  • Dr Roberta Guerrina, Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey who has recently published a book ‘Mothering the Union’
  • Ivana La Valle, Director of the Families and Children Research Group at NatCen
  • Paul Bradshaw, Research Director at the Scottish Centre for Social Research


Morning: Presentation of papers
Afternoon: Workshops with presentations from researchers and practitioners
Conference close: Panel session

The conference is targeted at policy makers, the research and academic communities, practitioners, and organisations representing families and children.

To book a place please visit www.nrdc.org.uk/natcen  

For more information, please contact Richard Bull (tel 020 7612 6804) or Vera Schneider (tel 020 7549 7157)

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