The third lecture in the Demos postliberalism series will be given by Professor Baroness Alison Wolf on feminism and family welfare.
What pass for family-friendly and female-friendly policies are often nothing of the sort. The debate about family, women and work has been dominated by a rather narrow band of highly educated professional women who have more in common with their male equivalents than with their lower status sisters who give a significantly higher priority to family life, and face a very different job market.
Belinda Brown, Honorary Research Associate at UCL and Fellow of the Young Foundation will give a short response to the lecture and Emma Barnett, Women’s Editor, The Telegraph will chair.
The lecture series follows David Goodhart’s essay A Postliberal Future? published in the first issue of Demos Quarterly earlier this year.
Audio of the lecture & response can be heard here.
Prof Alison Wolf’s lecture slides can be viewed here. References to all stats and figures can be found in Aison’s book, The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society.
Demos would like to thank the University of Westminster for supporting this event.