Taking a dynamic view of gender patterns in informal caregiving for older people across Europe, Ricardo Rodrigues’ presentation focused on the following research questions:

  • i) has there been an evolution in the gender gap in informal caregiving, due to changes in informal caregiving by women and/or men; and
  • ii) has the gender gap in informal caregiving evolved differently across different regions of Europe?

He discussed the results in view of cohort trajectories of health in old-age (possible demographic-based explanations for the findings) and association of gender egalitarian norms at the individual level with probability to care (possible social-based explanations for the findings).

The presentation took place in person at the Social Sciences meeting room of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense (with the possibility for the audience to participate online via Zoom) on 15 October 2021, between 10-11 am.

Presentation on policy and ageing shaping care patterns across time