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Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity - Claudia Goldin, Ph.D. and David Figlio, Ph.D.
In her new book, Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity, Claudia Goldin, Ph.D., an influential economic historian and labor economist who is currently the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, traces how generations of women have responded to the problem of balancing career and family as the twentieth century experienced a sea change in gender equality, revealing why true equity for dual career couples remains frustratingly out of reach.

Drawing on decades of her own groundbreaking research, Prof. Goldin brings a fresh, in-depth look at the diverse experiences of college-educated women from the 1900s to today, examining the aspirations they formed―and the barriers they faced―in terms of career, job, marriage, and children. She shows how many professions are “greedy,” paying disproportionately more for long hours and weekend work, and how this perpetuates disparities between women and men. Prof. Goldin demonstrates how the era of COVID-19 has severely hindered women’s advancement, yet how the growth of remote and flexible work may be the pandemic’s silver lining.

Prof. Goldin will be in conversation with David Figlio, Ph.D., Orrington Lunt Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Career and Family from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Profs. Goldin and Figlio that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/career-and-family-women%E2%80%99s-century-long-journey-toward-equity-fan-program-claudia-goldin-phd

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Dec 14, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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