Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA in co-operation with the research consortiums Finnish Childcare Policies: In/Equality in Focus (CHILDCARE) and Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Work-life (WeAll) organizes an open international research seminar on gender, work and care responsibilities. CHILDCARE and WeAll are funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland.
12.20–13.05 Takayuki Sasaki: Women, work and childcare arrangements in Japan
13.05–13.50 Charlotta Niemistö: "It's been a hard day's night": blurring boundaries and shifts for work and care
14.05–14.50 Johanna Lammi-Taskula: Fathers and parental leave in Finland
Dr. Niemistö is project leader at Hanken School of Economics, department of Management and Organisation. Her doctoral thesis in 2011 was about family policies, gender equality and corporate level policies for reconciling work and family in Finland. Since then, Niemistö has work with questions around work/family reconciliation, boundaries between work and non-work and work wellbeing. She is a member of the Secretariat in GODESS Research institute, a research and development collaboration between Hanken School of Economics; Jyväskylä University, School of Business and Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Stockholm, Sweden; The Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability Research Unit, GLASS, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; and Sobey School of Business doctoral program, St Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. Her current work in the Academy of Finland (Council for Strategic Research) funded project Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life (WeAll) focuses on managing boundaries between work and non-work, coping at work, inequalities and intersectionalities in work organisations.
Dr. Lammi-Taskula is a head of the Children, Youth and Families Unit of the THL. Her fields of expertise are family policy, gender equality policy, reconciliation of work and family, and wellbeing of children and families. She has worked in several research projects related to child care policies and practices. The most recent projects include ‘Parental leave, gender equality and the economic crisis’ (2013-15), ‘The consequences of work insecurity on work – family relations and wellbeing (2009-11) and CHILDCARE (2015-). Dr. Lammi-Taskula has also worked in several governmental committees and working groups as an expert on family policy and gender equality in Finland. She was a member of the EU Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe) in 2006-2011 and national expert in the EGGSI network (Network on Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Health and Long Term Care) in 2011-12. Dr. Lammi-Taskula has authored or co-authored several publications on work-family reconciliation, parental leave and fathers in Finnish, English and Swedish.
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