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Childcare and academia: an intervention

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Jessica Hope, Charlotte Lemanski, Tanja Bastia, Nina Moeller, Paula Meth, Glyn Williams

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Abstract

In this Viewpoint, we engage with the everyday politics of academia – specifically, how caring for young children continues to affect academic work and career trajectories in ways that could be better mitigated. This viewpoint piece collates the personal accounts of six development scholars who discuss their experiences of negotiating both academia and childcare, covering fieldwork, funding, career trajectories, sharing parental responsibilities and challenges for family life. Though charting different experiences, all these contributions argue for better recognition of both the gains and persistent inequalities in how care responsibilities impact academic work and careers, and the need to better mitigate these with concrete changes to policy and practice.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Development Planning Review
VolumeAhead of print
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Dec 2019

    Research areas

  • Care, Pregnancy, Childcare, Universities, Career progression, Gender inequality

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