Anne Gauthier, born in Montreal, Canada, in 1964. Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Calgary.
Fellow (1 October 2007 – 30 June 2008)
SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN PARENTAL TIME INVESTMENT INTO CHILDREN
During my fellowship I worked on three main projects, all funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The first project was on parental time investment into children (with Frank F. Furstenberg in the USA) and aimed at documenting and understanding within- and between-country differences in the amount of time that parents devote to their children. The second project was on children’s well-being (with Doug Willms et al.) and aimed at examining the role of familial and contextual factors in explaining socio-economic differences in children’s well-being. The third project is a new one and was started during my fellowship. It examines differences between Canada and the USA in the ways parents invest time and money in their children and in the ways they perceive their children’s future. This project is carried out in collaboration with Frank F. Furstenberg and Shelley Pacholok.