How do workplace norms affect fertility decisions?
The birth rate in the United States is slowly on the decline. In this video, Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, discusses how low birth rates affect and are affected by gender inequality in postindustrial societies.
- Brinton, M. C., & Lee, D.J. (2016). Gender-Role Ideology, Labor Market Institutions, and Post-industrial Fertility. Population and Development Review, 42(3), 405–433. doi: 10.1111/padr.161
- Brinton, M. C., & Mun, E. (2016). Between state and family: managers' implementation and evaluation of parental leave policies in Japan. Socio-Economic Review, 14(2), 257–281. doi: 10.1093/ser/mwv021
- Women and Public Policy Program (Host). (2019, March 22). Babies, Work, or Both? Highly-Educated Women’s Employment and Fertility in East Asia with Mary Brinton. [Audio Podcast].
- Women and Public Policy Program (Host). (2015, November 15). Gender Inequality: A Comparative View of the Challenges Ahead with Mary Brinton and Claudia Goldin. [Audio Podcast].
- Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (Producer). (2014, May 6). Mary Brinton: Gender Equity and Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies [Video file].