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Let’s Talk About That

No step-free access available. Please also note, the pub is quite narrow - if you have any specific requirements feel free to message us or the Brew House. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors open 6:30pm
Talks starting from 7:30pm
To be finished by 9:30pm
Queen St Brewhouse, 7 Queen Street,
Colchester CO1 2PG
This evening, we shine the research spotlight on family and relationships. Join us to see how people navigate the experience and expectations of being a couple, and discuss if women taking care of the family could be tipping the pay scale against them.

Why do women (still) earn less than men?

Dr Silvia Avram (Senior Research Fellow, University of Essex)
In 1970, women earned 60% of male wages. Today, they earn 82%. Fifty years ago, women had lower education and labour market experience, which could explain their lower wages. Today, this is no longer the case. So why do women still earn less than men? Is it the degrees and jobs they choose? Is it their family responsibilities? Norms about male and female roles? Outright discrimination? This talk reviews the explanations put forward by social scientists and discusses them in light of the existing data.

The normalisation of coupledom

Dr Isabel Crowhurst (Reader, Department of Sociology at University of Essex)
The state of living in a couple is still considered to be the normal and preferred way of being an adult. With a focus on London, and drawing on a collaborative project that investigated intimacy in a changing Europe, this presentation explores how expectations around coupledom are experienced, made sense of and negotiated.

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