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Postdoctoral researcher in project on RUT/ROT* families, work and health (Lund University)

The position as postdoctoral researcher is located at the Department of Sociology, and is part of the research project “Changing gender and class relations in the wake of RUT and ROT usage*”, funded by Forte. The aim of the project is to generate theoretical and empirical knowledge about how gender and class relations change when household work is outsourced (i.e. RUT and ROT services purchased). More specifically, the project will investigate the following themes: a) paid and unpaid work, b) gender-equal parenting, c) intergenerational care arrangements, 4) wellbeing, and 5) family formation. Theoretically, the project will add to the discussions about paid and unpaid work and family sociology, from gender and class perspectives.

The project is designed as a mixed methods project. The specific position as a postdoctoral researcher concerns the part of the project that is based on quantitative methods. Quantitative data analysis will be based on register data from the longitudinal integrated database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA), the Social Insurance Agency, the National Patient Register, and yearly RUT/ROT tax records from the Swedish Tax Agency.

To further deepen the understanding of how families, couples and individuals attach meaning to, negotiate and arrange non-outsourced household work, including child and elderly care arrangements, the project has a qualitative component. The project teams consists of scholars from the Department of Economics and the Department of Sociology at Lund University.

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