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CAPABLE – Enhancing Capabilities? Rethinking Work-life Policies and their Impact from a New Perspective


Latest news

17/2/2021 Our latest newsletter has appeared! Read it here.

15/2/2021 On 12 February a stakeholder meeting about part-time work took place organized by Mara Yerkes, Janna Besamusca, the Gender and Diversity Hub, and the CAPABLE project: ‘Part-time Work: What’s at Stake?’ With more than 40 participants from all over Europe it was a success! You can download the program here. The video registration will also be published here shortly.

Presentations and publications

11/9/2020 Mara Yerkes, together with Marcel Hoogenboom and Jana Javornik, published the first article of the project: ‘Where’s the community in community, work and family? A community-based capabilities approach’, Community, Work & Family (2020), DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2020.1818547.

6/3/2020 Mara Yerkes appeared in news programme EenVandaag (in Dutch) to comment on structural differences in paid and unpaid work between men and women: ‘Moderne rolverdeling? We zijn nog net zo traditioneel als in de jaren 80’.

22/3/2020 Carla Brega, together with Mariana González Pírez, published two opinion articles in El País: ‘Coronavirus, conciliación y sesgo de género’ and ‘Confinamiento y violencia de género’.

9/12/2019 NRC Handelsblad published an opinion article by Mara Yerkes about free child care: ‘Gratis kinderopvang helpt niet direct alle vrouwen’ (in Dutch).

3/12/2019 In the radio programme Dit is de Dag Mara Yerkes discussed with two Dutch parliamentarians the proposal of the Socialist Party to make childcare free in order to enable more women to work (in Dutch).

31/8/2019 Mara Yerkes was interviewed by French newspaper Le Monde about part-time work and gender inequality in the Netherlands.

30/8/2019 Mara Yerkes gave a presentation about a comparative analysis of parental leave and child support at the 16th annual International Leave Network meeting in Hamburg (29-30 August); see the presentation here.

19/6/2019 Mara Yerkes gives invited seminar about the CAPABLE project at University of Nottingham; check out the presentation here.

11/5/2019 ‘”Maak het mogelijk dat óók mannen kunnen zorgen.” Onderzoeker Mara Yerkes over arbeidsongelijkheid tussen mannen en vrouwen.’ Interview with Mara Yerkes by NieuwLicht, 11 May 2019.