Maria Brandén is Ph.D. student in Sociological Demography at Stockholm University Demography Unit. Her doctoral thesis “Gendered Migration Patterns within a Sex Segregated Labor Market” is defended in January 2014. In her thesis she examines why couples more often move for the sake of the man’s career rather than the woman’s, with a particular focus on the role of occupational sex differences, as well as traditional gender ideology, in explaining these patterns. The thesis also examines the mechanisms behind gendered migration at the start of co-residence, in terms of women more often moving longer migration distances. Brandén is also engaged in a newly initiated research project on how young Swedish couples’ attitudes, intentions and gender egalitarianism structure subsequent demographic behavior.
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