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April 25: Frontier Forum Lecture

Tomasz Inglot to discuss supporting gender equality and families in Europe.

2013-04-26
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 4-11-2013

Mankato, Minn. – “Doing More with Less: Supporting Gender Equality and Families in Europe” is the title of Professor Tomasz Inglot’s Frontier Forum lecture at Minnesota State University, Mankato at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

The lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, in the Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. It is the 34th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Inglot will talk about his interdisciplinary and collaborative research that examines past and present trends in family policies in Europe. His surprising findings show that while the majority of European countries have experienced several years of economic recession, many governments have implemented new types of flexible and innovative family policies.

Inglot will discuss the “social investment” model that focuses on human capital and the European Union’s emphasis on women’s employment (work-family balance), financial assistance for young families, childcare provision and gender equality.

For more information, contact Denise Thompson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at (507) 389-5699 or denise.thompson@mnsu.edu.

Those with a disability who need reasonable accommodations to attend the lecture should contact the Office of Disability Services at least five days before the event at (507) 389-2825 (V/TTD), (800) 627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD).

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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