A time to care and to be cared for: the wellbeing of childbearing women and the organization of maternity care in a cross-national perspective

01 October 2008 → 05 December 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Demography
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
formal and informal care fatherhood motherhood medicalisation gender welfare state work-familiy conflict
Project description

In the post-doc phase of this research two goals are pursued: 1) the impact of the tension between the organisation of formal and informal care and work, for the wellbeing of mothers and fathers will be addressed. 2) The cross-national comparison of Flanders and the Netherlands will be extended with other countries in the preparation for a new data collection. The sociological background for the study of these matters is multi-fold: medicalisation, gender and the welfare state and work-family conflict.