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(In)equalities in combining academic knowledge work and care responsibilities

The project aims to build an understanding of how pressures to perform affect the careers of academic knowledge workers with different family situations, especially those who wish to have children and those who cannot (or choose not to) have children.

The project will focus on academic knowledge workers, but the findings will reflect experiences of care responsibilities in other knowledge-intensive and competitive fields where there are pressures to perform. The findings will contribute to understanding the challenges and opportunities of combining parenting with knowledge work and will help to create fair policies and practices at both the organizational and societal levels.

Updated 16 January 2023