A regularly updated reference library of statistics, reports and presentations on academia, gender equity, parenting and career progression
Do you want to know how parenting affects career progression or have you been asked to give a presentation on gender equity in academia? To ensure you will always have these data at your fingertips, we provide the statistics from research studies exploring the intersection between parenting and academia. If you know of a new study or data from a particular discipline or country, please get in touch and we will add them to the resources. Subscribe to our mailing list to be updated about new research.
Research on parenting and equity in academia
Are you looking for research on a particular topic such as how parenthood affects job prospects or the link between gender and research productivity? Then search our regularly updated database for pertinent studies. If you don’t have access to a particular journal, try Unpaywall to search for an open access version of the article.
Featured Peer-Reviewed Research
Diversity in STEM Global
This repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discusses the challenges facing women and minorities in science. Be warned, this collection is extensive - it is not for the faint-hearted or those with minimal time to sift through resources!
Workplace Flexibility Report AU & NZ
This report details research into employees accessing flexible working arrangements in Australia and New Zealand. There are boxes throughout the report provide useful summary statistics.
The Working Parent’s Conundrum: School Holidays NZ
Working parents are faced with the challenging task of balancing work and caring responsibilities - this becomes even harder as school holidays approach. This radio interview with researchers from Auckland University of Technology discusses the preliminary results from a study looking at the stress that arises for parents, and mothers in particular, from the mismatch between the length of employer designated holidays and school holidays.
Women In Science Global
Do you need a visualisation of statistics on gender equity in science from around the world? Then look no further, and the data used to make the figures are available for download.
UNESCO eAtlas Of Research And Experimental Development Global
Do you need a visualisation of statistics on research and development from around the world? UNESCO provides an illustrated eAtlas of information and the data used to make the figures are available for download.
Gender Equity In Ecology AU
This keynote by Professors Emma Johnston and Mark Burgman was recorded at the 2015 annual conference for the Ecological Society of Australia. The video provides information on research into gender equity in ecology.
Motherhood At The Beginning Of A Scientific Career CZ
Are you student and a mother? This research explores how PhD students who are mothers experience these dual roles in the Czech Republic. The presentation provides statistics on females in science in Czech Republic and the EU.
Do Babies Matter? Closing The Baby Gap USA
What is a baby gap and does it exist? This presentation by Mary Ann Mason, Professor of Law and Social Welfare, explores gender equity and the influence of having a baby on the academic careers of women in the USA.
STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) Global
The partnership between UNESCO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency aims to improve measurement and policies focused on gender equity in science.
Working Families UK
Are you an academic with caring responsibilities in the UK? Working Families UK provides information for working parents and their employers, from employment rights to flexible working, benefits and tax.