Warwick Faculty Talks Series in London

When: March 7 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom


As part of our Faculty talks Series, Warwick University in London are delighted to welcome Professor Vera Troegar.

"Productivity takes Leave? How generous maternity benefits can foster women’s careers.” 

Professor Vera Troeger, Warwick Department of Economics


Motherhood and professional advancements often conflict. Studies of female academics highlight gender disparities in senior ranks. One explanation for this inequality is unequal caregiving responsibilities borne by women, particularly early in their children’s lives. This project asks whether differential maternity leave provisions across 160 UK higher education institutions exacerbate differentials in the productivity, career paths, pay, and job satisfaction of female academics. We are providing reliable empirical results that allow examining the degree to which more generous maternity leave benefits affect female academics with children. Analyses consider variation in outcomes that potentially result both from changes in UK law and wide variation in maternity leave benefits across the sector.  


Thursday 7 March 2019
6.00 – 8.15pm


King's Cross, London


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