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Trends in the education gap in family-related behaviour across European countries

The FATE project investigates how family behaviour varies by education and how this educational gap has changed over the past decades. We specifically look at three kinds of family-related behaviours: (1) living arrangements, (2) parents’ time spent with childcare and (3) parents’ employment. Based on data from various surveys, the FATE project draws a comparison between many European countries.

Which questions will the FATE project address?

More children live with single mothers today than in the past: Is it more likely that lower or higher educated women become single mothers? How has this changed over time?

Fathers now spend more time with their children than in previous decades: Is childcare time higher among lower or higher educated fathers? How has this changed over time?
More mothers are active on the labour market than in previous times: How do employment rates differ by their education? How has this changed over time?

News about the FATE project

  • FATE project presented in the newsletter of the University of Vienna