Date / Time

12:30 pm 28/03/2017 -

4:30 pm 29/03/2017


Teerhof Guesthouse


University of Bremen, Bibliothekstraße, Bremen, Germany

University of Bremen, Bibliothekstraße, Bremen, Germany


RSVP: Daniela Hög email:



Despite considerable declines in labour market gender inequality, differences against women in terms of pay, work hours, over-qualification and promotion opportunities still remain. Gender inequalities permeate household relocation and mobility decisions and outcomes. Compared to men, women cover shorter commuting distances, are less likely to lead long-distance household relocations for a job, and their careers benefit little when this happens. Instead, women who follow men (i.e. the trailing wives) often experience lasting negative impacts on their employment and earnings. Research has drawn attention to the domestic and secondary-earner roles of women in families to explain observed within-couple gender differences in spatial mobility among dual earners. However, the processes underlying the emergence and perpetuation of gender asymmetries in the causes and consequences of contemporary family relocations and partner’s mobility are not yet well understood.
This one-and-half day symposium will cast light on relevant underresearched dimensions of the association between the spatial mobility of families and gender-based labour market inequality.

The event is open to the public and there are no fees associated with the participation, however seats are limited. Advance registration is requested.

Symposium Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Johannes Huinink
Dr. Sergi Vidal
Tim Schröder

This symposium has been made possible through financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the University of Bremen, and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.