We may think that the decisions we make in our relationships about care work and careers are private – but in reality they are always shaped by cultural, political and sociological contexts, says renowned sociologist Prof. Jutta Allmendinger.
Does this mean that we are helplessly trapped within the gender bias that’s inherent in our culture? No. "Our society still has this implicit idea that a child belongs to the mother,” says Prof. Allmendinger. "But children develop wonderfully, regardless of whether you spend 50% of your time in the labour market, or 80%, or full-time. What matters is quality time with your children, so that they can feel your love. This is the important thing.”
So if both is important to you - a family with children and a successful career - then tune in to this week’s podcast with Prof. Allmendinger and her 📝 4-point plan on how to combine family and career.
She will also explain why there actually is such a thing as taking parental leave that’s too short, with negative effects on the labour market.
To find out more, listen to our podcast with Prof. Dr. Allmendinger here👇🏽 and get inspired!
Speaker: Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D., President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Interviewer: Dr. Ricarda Engelmeier - Founder @MyCollective
Music: sponsored by @Michaelkadelbach
Picture: ©WZB/David Ausserhofer
Graphic & Production: MyCollective