WFRN Virtual Conference Series: Advancing Equality at Work and Home
December 11, 2020 - December 11, 2020
Virtual via Zoom

Virtual Conference Live Sessions


This is a reminder that the next WFRN Virtual Conference Live Event is scheduled to occur on December 11th, 2020. Each of the sessions listed below is being offered on Zoom.  Following each session, you can engage in lively exchanges with other participants, much like you would at an in-person conference.

 To access the Zoom invitations, please follow the link to the password restricted program below (accessible only to conference registrants).

WFRN Virtual Conference Series Program

Use the password: VCS2020

 If you Sign-up here!, we’ll email you a reminder two days before the event that contains all the Zoom links.

I hope you’ll be able to join me and other WFRN colleagues to discuss pressing work and family issues and advances in knowledge.

See you there!


Susan Lambert, WFRN President.


 Friday, December 11, 2020

Asia/Oceania-friendly timing

(Note: This is Thursday, December 10th in Americas)

 Part A Simultaneous Sessions

1:00am-2:15am GMT

(8:00pm-9:15pm on December 10th New York; 1:00am-2:15am on December 11th London; 10:00am-11:15am on December 11th Tokyo)

5.1.  Author Meets Readers: Creating Equality at Home: How 25 Couples around the World Share Housework and Childcare; Francine M. Deutsch and Ruth A. Gaunt, Eds., Cambridge University Press, 2020 —

Organizer: Francine Meryl Deutsch — Mount Holyoke College 

Views from contributors to this book:  

  • Živa Humer — The Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Slovenia
  • Siti Kusujiarti — Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Warren Wilson College, USA
  • Karen Mui-Teng Quek — Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Biola University, USA
  • Madison Richards — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, USA
  • Judit Takács — Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

5.2. Symposium: Older Adults and Elder-Care Policies 

Organizer:  Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania                 

  • Panelist   Deborah Carr — Boston University
  • Panelist   Phyllis Moen — University of Minnesota, 2015-2016 WFRN President
  • Panelist   Kezia Scales — Public Health Institute
  • Panelist   Tina Wu — New York University

Part B Simultaneous Sessions

2:30am-3:45am GMT

(9:30pm-10:45pm on December 10th New York; 2:30am-3:45am on December 11th London; 11:30am-12:45pm on December 11th Tokyo)

5.3.  Multi-paper session: The Social Costs of Caregiving  

  • In the Midst of the “Unfinished” Revolution: Marriage “Opt-Out” in Korea   Joeun Kim — Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
  • The Effects of Parenthood on Earnings: Do Care Workers Experience Parenthood Penalties and Premiums?   Alyssa Jane Alexander — North Carolina State University
  • Impacts of State Paid Family Leave Policies for Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Findings from Stakeholder Interviews   H. Elizabeth Peters — Urban Institute, Amelia Coffey — Urban Institute, John Marotta Jr. — Urban Institute

5.4. Multi-paper session: Metaphors and Attitudes: How We “See” Inequality at Work and Home   

  • Using Metaphors to Understand Inequality at the Work-Family Interface   Sabrina L. Speights — Wheaton College – MA, Jacqueline Tilton — Appalachian State University, Jaime Bochantin — UNC Charlotte
  • Discrimination or Not?: Workers’ Gender, Race, and Class and the Likelihood of Seeing Them as Victims of Family Responsibilities Discrimination   Lindsey Blair Trimble O’Connor — California State University Channel Islands, Julie Kmec — Washington State University
  • Work-Family Integration and Segmentation in the Gig Economy: A Look at Work-Family Strategies of Airbnb Hosts   Sowon Kim — Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Suzanne de Janasz — George Mason University, Joy Schneer — Rider University, Carol Wong — George Mason University, Nicholas Beutell — Iona College – Hagan School of Business
  • Parental Attitudes Towards Gendered Division of Labor in the Context of Parental Leave Policy and Welfare State Regime: A Latent Class Analysis of Germany, Austria and Sweden   Tjorven Sievers — Oregon State University

5.5. Symposium: Work-Life Among Entrepreneurs   

  • What Does it Take to be a Woman Entrepreneur? Examining the Link between Entrepreneurship and Work-life Balance Rupashree Baral — Indian Institute of Technology, Jasmine Banuu — Indian Institute of Technology, Katherina Kuschel — CENTRUM PUCP, Peru,
  • ‘Longing to grow my business’: The Work-life Interface of Women Entrepreneurs Konjit H. Gudeta — Maastricht University, Addis Ababa University, Marloes van Engen — Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Tilburg University, Pascale Peters — Nyenrode Business Universiteit & Radboud University , Kassa Woldesenbet — De Montfort University
  • Mompreneurship, Equality and Work/Life Regimes: Toward a Critical Typology of Innovation, Business, Family and Caregiving Relations Sheree Katherine — Gregory, Western Sydney University, Banu Ozkazanc-Pan — Brown University

Click here to sign up for sessions on December 10/11th