Family, Class and Inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe

Date: October 28-29, 2021
Online conference

Call for Papers

Three decades of transition to capitalism and liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe have reshaped the everyday life of the region’s families. Research has documented new patterns in family demography, gender and intergenerational relationships, practices and discourses on parenthood, and trends in family policies as well as the growing complexity of family. Yet, the class-based divisions in the family life remain sparsely covered in the scientific discourse within the region.

The conference aims at bringing together scholars who examine various domains of family life through the lens of class and inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe. We invite papers that present current empirical research both qualitative and quantitative findings as well as papers dedicated to theoretical and methodological issues related to the conference theme. We welcome papers based on both the cross-national analysis and single country studies.

The thematic scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the issues of:

  • family formation, dissolution and stratification
  • gender division of labor in the family
  • motherhood and fatherhood
  • family and work
  • family diversity
  • family policies and politics
  • family values
  • families and generations

Organizers: Vytautas Magnus University and Social Research Center.

Abstract submission deadline: July 30, 2021
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